Two climate activists have greeted the CEO of the Irish airline Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, with a stab in the face upon his arrival in Brussels. O’Leary was about to make a statement to the press in front of the European Commission headquarters, when the two activists blurted out “welcome to Belgium” and threw a cream pie at him. Furthermore, they have shouted “stop polluting with your planes.” Aviation generates 13.9% of greenhouse gas emissions from transport, according to the European Commission; In turn, transportation is around 25% of total emissions. Climate activists usually focus their criticism on this means of transport, which is much more polluting than the train.
O’Leary took the protest with humor: “I had never been received so well. Unfortunately they were environmentalists and the cream was artificial. I invite the passengers to come to Ireland, where the cream is better,” he said ironically in front of the cameras, still with traces of cream on his face, according to EFE.
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