Flight grounded as European judges thwart plan to send UK asylum seekers to Rwanda

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Boris Johnson’s controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda suffered a bitter blow Tuesday night after the first planned flight was grounded on the runway following a late intervention by European judges.

The Kigali-bound flight had originally been scheduled to take off with 130 asylum seekers on board Tuesday night, though numbers had dwindled rapidly as the date approached due to multiple lawsuits aimed at the U.K. government.

In farcical scenes, the flight ultimately failed to leave the runway at all, with individuals still being pulled from the plane one by one throughout Tuesday evening following an 11th-hour

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