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Environmentalists chain selves to jet in London

Dressed in pin-striped suits and bowler hats, five members of an environmentalist group called “Plane Stupid” broke through a perimeter fence of the London City Airport this week and chained themselves to the wheels of a private jet, reports say.

Police and people with cutters were called out.

The actions were designed to highlight the “selfishness” of private jet use, reports said.

Trade groups point out, however, that aviation contributes about 2 percent to global emissions. Of that two percent, business aviation is responsible for 1 percent of that.