blmMorning flights at London City Airport have been disrupted after nine protesters chained themselves together on the runway.

Police stated that it was around 5:40 am when a group of protesters claiming to support the Black Lives Matter UK movement occupied the runway.

The airport spokesperson apologized for the incident and said, “The runway is currently closed due to protesters on site. We apologize to passengers for any inconvenience to their journey.”

The airport also said inbound flights were being diverted and it hoped to “resume operations as soon as possible”.