Spoiled by decades of liberal social policy, four protesters have been arrested outside San Francisco city hall for defying a city ordinance banning public nudity the first day it went into effect.
One woman and three men were apprehended by the SFPF as around a dozen protesters in various forms of nudity with painted slogans tried to persuade local politicians that "The Human Body is Beautiful."
After issuing a 15-minute warning to disperse or cover themselves officers arrested those who failed to do so.
“No matter what, we're going to continue practicing body freedom,” Gypsy Taub, told the local news station. “In a society that's repressed and crazy, that glorifies war and at the same time criminalizes the human body … nudity is a political statement.”
Last December, the Board of Supervisors approved the law which bans exposed genitals in most public places. On Tuesday, a federal judge denied a legal challenge that nudity was protected free speech.
Demonstrators vowed to appeal the judge's decision as they argued that forcing people to cover up would undermine San Francisco's reputation as a city without inhibitions.