LONDON – A medal-winning Paralympian who allegedly stuck to a British Airways plane at a London airport denied having caused a public nuisance while he was seeking to draw attention to global warming.

James Brown appeared in the Westminster District Court on Saturday, where his lawyer pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

Brown is accused of getting on the plane at London City Airport on Thursday.

Aged 55, he claims not to deny what I did, but I was forced to do what I was doing because of my concerns for the future of my children. "

A judge granted Brown conditional release and prohibited him from traveling less than one kilometer from an airport in the United Kingdom.

Brown has a visual impairment and has won two gold medals in cycling while competing for Britain at the 1984 Paralympic Games.

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