Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.

 

Four nude protesters arrested in San Francisco (PHOTOS)

Published time: February 02, 2013 08:04
Edited time: February 02, 2013 12:37
Nude activist Trey Allen helps a blind woman up stairs as he protests San Francisco's new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)

Nude activist Trey Allen helps a blind woman up stairs as he protests San Francisco's new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)

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.

Nude activist Trey Allen helps a blind woman up stairs as he protests San Francisco′s new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)
Nude activist Trey Allen helps a blind woman up stairs as he protests San Francisco's new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)
Nude activist Trey Allen holds up pictures of nude statues as he protests San Francisco′s new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)
Nude activist Trey Allen holds up pictures of nude statues as he protests San Francisco's new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)
Nude activists Trey Allen (R) and Gypsy Taub protest San Francisco′s new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)
Nude activists Trey Allen (R) and Gypsy Taub protest San Francisco's new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)
Nude activist Trey Allen stands nude in front of San Francisco police officers as he protests San Francisco′s new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)
Nude activist Trey Allen stands nude in front of San Francisco police officers as he protests San Francisco's new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)
Nude activist Gypsy Taub speaks to reporters as she protests San Francisco′s new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)
Nude activist Gypsy Taub speaks to reporters as she protests San Francisco's new ban on nudity at San Francisco City Hall on February 1, 2013.(AFP Photo / Justin Sullivan)

Comments

Add comment

Authorization required for adding comments

Register or

Name

Password

Show password

Register

or Register

Request a new password

Send

or Register

To complete a registration check
your Email:

OK

or Register

A password has been sent to your email address

Edit profile

X

Name

New password

Retype new password

Current password

Save

Cancel

Follow us