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Man strips at US airport to protest security measures

PORTLAND (Oregon) - A high-tech worker who stripped naked at Portland International Airport as a protest against airport security screeners said yesterday he was being "nude but not lewd", and characterised his act of defiance as protected political speech. Mr John E Brennan, 49, of Portland was charged with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure after taking off far more than this belt and shoes during the screening process before a Tuesday evening flight to San Jose, California. The incident report from the Port of Portland, which operates the airport, said some passengers covered their eyes and the eyes of their children. Others laughed and took photos. The disorderly conduct charge was dropped at Mr Brennan's arraignment yesterday. Mr Brennan said in an interview that he did not arrive at the airport with the intention of getting naked. He said the Transportation Sec...

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