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Monday, September 26, 2011

Dozens join in nude protest

Sulaiman Kamal | 4:52 PM | | | | Best Blogger Tips

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Several dozen men and at least one woman took part in a naked protest in San Francisco, United States.
Several of them carried signs that read, "Nudity is Not a Crime" and "Get Your Hate Off My Body," as they milled around, undeterred by the brisk weather and light mist in an area of the Castro District neighborhood on Saturday.
San Francisco generally allows public nudity, but a city supervisor has proposed regulating the practice.
Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposal would require the clothing-averse to cover up in restaurants.

It would also require nudists to put a cloth or other barrier under their bottoms if they take a seat in public.
Mitch Hightower, the organiser of the so-called "nude-in", said the move was to promote acceptance of the human body no matter what shape or form it comes in, not against the proposal.
"The people out here believe there is nothing indecent or offensive about the human body," he said.
The event, which had been scheduled before Wiener's proposal was announced, was part of the unofficial celebrations leading up to the annual Folsom Street Fair, billed as the world's largest leather and fetish event.
Passers-by mostly seemed amused by the demonstration. Some stopped to take photographs with the naked men.
"It doesn't bother me in the least," said Michael Zaverton, 58, who had been to a nude beach.
Still, he hesitated as he considered whether he would participate in a more public display like the nude-in.
"It takes a little more courage cause most of these guys, let's admit it, are not body-beautiful," he joked.
But Heather Flynn was not as amused.
The 27-year-old, who was heading to a nearby screening of The Little Mermaid with her seven-year-old daughter, walked by briskly.
"When you're at the corner of a kid's event, I think you should cover up a little," said Flynn, 27. 

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