As part of the Extinction Rebellion protests, a Paralympic bronze medalist climbed on top of a plane at London City Airport.

Authorities and firefighters eventually removed the protester (James Brown) from the British Airways aircraft and he was arrested.

He live-streamed his actions on Facebook.

The protester, who is partially sighted, said he was nervous because he ‘hates heights’

He said: “Okay, here I am, top of a f****** airplane at City Airport… I managed to get on the roof,”

“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.”

It was “scary” because he “hates heights,” He said.

He is partially sighted, won a bronze at the London Paralympics in cycling but was later banned for a doping violation.



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