In a statement sent to Lusa in the early afternoon, the Climáximo movement states that a group of supporters painted the airport and the entrance to the boarding gate area, “while a banner was thrown from the galleries where one could read "New Airport: Climate Collapse".

According to the movement, at least three people were “ detained by the police”.

Activists criticise plans for the construction of a new airport in Lisbon, which they classify as “a crime”.

“To stop the climate crisis, it is necessary to reduce aviation by more than 90% and invest in electric public transport for everyone, not a new airport”, adds the statement.

The Lusa agency questioned ANA, with no response so far.