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Over 100 Climate Activists Detained at Eindhoven Airport: Police

© AP Photo / Peter DejongA police vehicle guards the Coptic church, rear, in Amsterdam, Netherlands (File)
A police vehicle guards the Coptic church, rear, in Amsterdam, Netherlands (File) - Sputnik International, 1920, 26.03.2023
PARIS (Sputnik) - More than 100 environmental activists were detained after blocking the airport in the Dutch city of Eindhoven, the police said.
"The demonstration at Eindhoven Airport has ended. The [Royal Netherlands] Marechaussee and Police have arrested 104 people," the national gendarmerie said on Twitter on Saturday night.
Earlier on Saturday, climate activists from the Scientist Rebellion and Extinction Rebellion groups blocked the entrance to the private departures section of the Eindhoven Airport. They were calling for a ban on private jets, saying that they emit more greenhouse gasses than a regular commercial plane.
Police used a water cannon during a climate protest when activists blocked a major highway in The Hague, Netherlands, Saturday, March 11, 2023.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 12.03.2023
Hundreds of Climate Activists Detained in The Hague
Earlier this month, about 700 climate activists from the Extinction Rebellion group, protesting against state subsidies for mining, were detained in The Hague after blocking one of the main highways, the A12.
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