Climate activists in white overalls block personal planes at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport – Video Hundreds of environmental activists in white overalls stormed an area where personal planes are located at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Saturday and prevented the departure planes for hours, sitting in front of their wheels, reports Reuters. The military police intervened and put dozens of protesters on buses. More than 100 activists were arrested, reported the national television station NOS. The protest was part of a day of demonstrations organized by Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion in and around the airfield, ahead of the start of the COP27 climate conference in Egypt. No commercial flight delays were reported. We want fewer flights, more trains and a ban on unnecessary short-haul flights and personal planes, said Greenpeace Netherlands campaign leader Dewi Zloch. VIDEO The environmental group says that Schiphol is the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the Netherlands, with 12 billion kilograms a year. In response to the demonstration, Schiphol said it aims to become a zero-emissions airport by 2030 and supports the aviation industry’s goals of reaching net zero emissions by 2050. The Dutch government announced in June that it plans to limit the annual number of passengers at the airport to 440,000, about 11% below the 2019 level, citing air pollution and climate concerns. Transport Minister Mark Harbers told parliament last month that his office could not control the traffic of larger personal planes, and the government was considering whether to include the issue in its climate policy. Read also – Two activists glued their hands to the frames of some Goya paintings at the Prado Museum, Spain – Video Two environmental activists glued their hands with an adhesive substance to the frames of two Goya paintings in the Prado Museum in Madrid on Saturday to denounces the inaction of the authorities in the face of climate change, the Spanish police announced, according to AFP. The two militants did not damage the paintings, but wrote 1.5 ° C on the wall, between the two paintings, a reference to the weather objective established by the international community. The activists were detained by the police and placed in preventive detention, according to the police. In a recording published by Extinction disobedience, an environmental movement adept at civil disobedience, the two activists appear with their hands glued to a painting in one of the museum’s rooms, before being taken over by the museum’s security agents. According to Extinction disobedience, the two paintings in question are La Maja nue and La Maja vêtue, signed by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya (1746-1828). This action is a sign of demonstration regarding the increase in global temperature, which will cause an unstable climate with serious consequences on the entire globe, the ecological group emphasized in a statement. The action in Madrid comes after other similar actions carried out by environmental activists who targeted famous works of art in several European cities. At the beginning of the month, two militants of the group Last Generation threw mashed potatoes into the protective glass of the painting Les Meules, by Claude Monet, at the Barberini museum in Potsdam, Germany. Other activists clung to the glass protecting Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring in a museum in the Netherlands, and others threw soup at Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the National Gallery in London. On Friday, in Rome, militants threw soup at a Van Gogh painting protected by a glass. See the article here! Stay up to date with the latest news. Follow DCNews on Google News too source
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