Over the weekend, members of the group Extinction Rebellion blocked passenger access to Geneva airport’s private jet terminal for two and a half hours.
The Facebook video above shows part of the protest.
One of the roughly 100 participants described private jet travel as “absurd”. A tiny portion of the population is having an excessive and absurd effect on the rest of the population.
“We condemn this absurd form of transport. A private jet emits 20 times more CO2 per passenger than a normal plane” a spokesperson for the group told Le Matin.
The activists, who had no official permit for the protest, eventually left without resistance. Geneva police recorded the protestors’ identities but said they have not made any decision on what action they might take.
Earlier this month, 117 members of Extinction Rebellion involved in blocking bridges in Lausanne were convicted and fined for breaking Switzerland’s penal code.