SEVEN people have already been arrested this week after shutting down busy roads in the latest Extinction Rebellion protests. But who are the environmental activists, what do they want and where are they protesting in the UK? Here's what we know.
Scores of police in Jerusalem backed up by officers on horseback trying to break up an ultra-Orthodox street protest Saturday got some help from an unexpected quarter — women who took their tops off, driving away the protesters, who are religiously forbidden from looking at them. As protesters blocked roads beside an ultra-Orthodox area in the center of the city, at least four women stripped down to their bras, forcing the protesters to leave the area due to the prohibition against looking at women in dress deemed immodest. Ultra-Orthodox men protest in smaller numbers every Saturday in that part of Jerusalem, where a few cafes and restaurants are open on Shabbat, and the women who confronted them work in those establishments.
Shock, outrage and support dominated social media as a former Unisa staff member was arrested for staging a naked protest at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday. The woman, identified as Gugu Ncube, carried a placard that read, "The police are used to intimidate, threaten and harass me. I was raped and sexually harassed.
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Nudity is sometimes used as a tactic during a protest to attract media and public attention to a causeand sometimes promotion of public nudity is itself the objective of a nude protest. The tactic has been used by other groups later in the century, especially after the s. Like public nudity in general, cultural and legal acceptance of nudity as a tactic in protest also varies around the world.
Urbanudismo has said it is in favour of public nudity and wants to end the taboo around subjects like public breastfeeding. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?
Dozens of naked people gathered outside Facebook's office in New York on Sunday as part of an art installation protesting Facebook's ban on nudity. Facebook has policies banning nudity on its platform and Instagram. Some artists say this prevents them from sharing their work online.
Ugandan women protesting in Kampala in A couple of months ago, a firestorm of controversy and debate was ignited in Uganda when Dr Stella Nyanzi stripped naked as a form of protest. Nude protests have a long tradition in Uganda and Africa more widely. Under colonialism, they became part of some independence struggles.
Three nude activists were arrested Saturday afternoon during a rally in Jane Warner Plaza while protesting the one-year anniversary of the nudity ban in San Francisco. Protesters were in different stages of undress Saturday: Some women were topless, others were nude except for strap-on dildos while the men covered their genitals with socks. The activists removed their coverings during a brief speech made by organizers only to receive a warning from police officers.
Police is investigating incident as a hate crime after finding manifesto that may have been posted online by attacker. Release of web programmer Saeed Malekpour after a decade in jail comes amid high tensions between Tehran and the West. The Trump administration said six months ago it intended to scrap the agreement, citing repeated Russian violations. The U.