A protester climbed to the top of an aircraft in London as part of Extinction Rebellion protests.
According to a report on Sky News, James Brown, a Paralympic bronze medalist who is partially sighted, was removed from the top of an aircraft at London City Airport.
In a live stream, Brown noted that he was afraid of heights.
Every #ExtinctionRebellion protestor causing this kind of chaos at airports should be banned from ever flying again.
They’re all such ‘Do what I say, not what I do’ hypocrites.
Make them practice what they preach. pic.twitter.com/CoxVMZ1slZ
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 10, 2019
“Okay, here I am, top of a f****** aeroplane at City Airport… I managed to get on the roof,” he said in the live stream. ”Oh man I’m shaking…This is all about the climate and ecological crisis. We’re protesting at government inaction on climate and ecological breakdown. They declare a climate emergency and do nothing about it.”
This wasn’t Brown’s first arrest and he has a history of violating the law. He was apprehended last month for flying a drone at Heathrow airport. He was awarded his Bronze medal for cycling at the London Paralympic Games but was later banned from the sport for doping.
The global Extinction Rebellion demonstrations are targeting the London City Airport because of its plans for expansion that protesters say is incompatible with the government’s commitment to cut emissions to net-zero by 2050.
This is the beginning three-days of disruption planned as part of the rebellion.
Another man was removed from a Dublin-bound flight after he refused to take his seat.
Reports suggest that there have been at least 49 other arrests during the planned action.
Another man, John Curran, glued himself to the pavement and was taken into custody.
— Catrin Nye (@CatrinNye) October 10, 2019
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