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Climate protest on airport roof
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Protestors on the roof of Newquay Airport
Environmental Protestors have climbed onto the roof of Newquay Airport in Cornwall to highlight their concerns about climate change.

The group from Rising Tide UK wants to stop any further expansion, but airport managers said they were misinformed and put passengers' safety in jeopardy.

One climate campaigner, known only as Benjamin, said: "We really need to get carbon emissions under control."

The protest coincides with new flight route from Newquay to Geneva.

The climate campaigners were persuaded down by police and security staff after spending three hours on the roof.

Sgt Andy Buckley said: "We do have some concerns about the roof condition."

"There was some work taking place there so it's important that we safely get the protestors down and establish whether any damage has been done."

In a statement a spokesperson for the airport said: "These protestors are attacking an airport that is providing an enviable example on how to develop sustainable aviation."



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