Notorious Nudists Arrested for Being Nude Head to Trial, Claim They Were Kidnapped
According to naked activists, the nudists were part of a "legitimate and newsworthy political demonstration on Feb. 1, the first day the San Francisco nudity ban took effect, yet four of them were arrested and cited outside City Hall (three were nude, one was wearing sheer underpants).
The four were handcuffed, thrown in the back of a police van and taken to a nearby police substation and unlawfully detained, the activists say.
The nudity ban means police were doing their jobs, citing and arresting nudists for being nude. However, the police code has no provision for arresting or detaining people until possibly after the third offense.
Attorney Christina DiEdoardo, who represents some of the nudist activists, which to date have lost all legal battles against the city, said the false arrests are akin to "kidnapping". DiEdoardo will be representing the nudist activists at the upcoming trial.
The naturists would like to invite you to their latest show which will take place tomorrow at 1:30 p.m., at the Hall of Justice on Bryant Street.
If you are undecided, check out this video of the protest/arrests.