Tuesday, February 12, 2013

First Hearing Scheduled for Nudist Activists Fighting Citations

First Hearing Scheduled for Nudist Activists Fighting Citations

The nudist activists who were part of a legitimate and newsworthy political demonstration on the first day the San Francisco nudity ban took effect are fighting the citations issued by the SFPD.

On Friday, February 1, 2013, four activists outside of San Francisco City Hall, (three nude, one wearing sheer underpants), were handcuffed, thrown in the back of a police van and taken to a nearby police substation and unlawfully detained.

The activists were told they were under arrest.  The nudity ban is a police code violation that is written to result in a citation, however provides no provision for arresting or otherwise detaining people, (until possibly after the third offense).  Ultimately the group of four were issued citations and released.

Attorney Christina DiEdoardo, who represents some of the nudist activists, said the false arrests amount to "kidnapping".

Come show your support for the nudist activists at the first hearing regarding the citations on Friday, March 1 at 1:30pm, at the Hall of Justice on Bryant Street, (courtroom number to be announced).

Following the hearing, there will be a news conference and demonstration outside of the Hall of Justice.

Check out the Facebook event page here:

Watch video from the protest here, (WARNING: video had full nudity and harsh language.  NSFW):

Donate to the legal fund here: