Naked Protesters Author Archive

July 23rd, 2023

Topless Bike Riders, 1978

Long before the World Naked Bike Ride was a thing, the producers of the official video for the Queen song “Bicycle Rider” hired 65 women to ride a topless bicycle race in Wembley Stadium:

13 topless female cyclists

Via ErosBlog.

November 13th, 2018

Topless Protest In The Italian Comics

breasts against something, or for something

March 12th, 2017

Topless For A Government-Free Womb


From the Oakland women’s march in January 2017.

June 4th, 2016

Fuck For Forest And Protest Naked

No details came with this Fuck For Forest naked protester photo from Tumblr, but Fuck For Forest is an actual thing:


September 21st, 2015

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July 25th, 2015

Trading On Her Body


This is a detail from a 2013 photo in Nona Faustine’s “White Shoes” series. The photo is captioned From Her Body Sprang Their Greatest Wealth. This blog post offers commentary and the explanation that Faustine “posed nude at former New York City slave trading sites” in order to “call attention to that history and its enduring legacy.”

June 30th, 2015

Nudes Against ISIS

Naked protesters pissed off about fundamentalist Islam:


There are reports circulating on social media right now that these are organic local street protests in Lebanon against ISIS in 2015. But those reports aren’t true. This is actually a photo of Femen activists in Paris in 2013.

May 21st, 2015

Say Her Name (Topless)

Here are some topless-protest photos from San Francisco that have been circulating on Twitter under the #SayHerName hashtag, in support of black women victimized by police violence:

naked protesters

naked protester

topless protester

topless protester

pretty nude protester

Sources: link link link

May 17th, 2015

Gagged British Protester

From Twitter. This was at a protest in late 2014 about online censorship of kinky porn in Britain:


May 2nd, 2015

Distract The Police

This is more likely to be from porn than real life, but it’s cute and it ought to work:

nude woman stops a police car

December 20th, 2014

Not Asking For It

slut walk she's still not asking for it

Assumed to be from one of the Slutwalks.

October 3rd, 2014

Topless Strippers Counter-Protest A Church

From ErosBlog, this news of a bunch of strippers who get fed up with constant harassment from a local church:


I am delighted and tickled by the news out of Warsaw, Ohio, where for NINE LONG YEARS a strip club called the Foxhole North has been the subject of an ugly series of protests and harassments by a local church congregation. Fed up, the club’s owner and employees have finally decided to turn the tables, and have started picketing the church responsible during its Sunday morning services. And of course some of the dancers are picketing the church while topless…

September 24th, 2014

Naked Feminist Protester


From a 1980s Dutch porn magazine.

August 25th, 2014

Protest For Lingerie Freedom

Via Feeling Is First comes this vintage advertisement featuring a notional protest in lingerie for the freedom to run around in lingerie:


“To run in the wind, little sister. To wear only your second nature. That is the freedom of Berlei…the new name of liberty!”

June 7th, 2014

Naked Protest For Toplessness





These photos (and more) are from a 2012 protest at the White House in Washington DC. The goal? The right of women to go topless in public, which we at Naked Protesters can support wholeheartedly.

Discovered via a post at ErosBlog.

January 22nd, 2014

Arrested For Naked Performance Art


All I know about this picture is the caption where I found it: “Zoe West being arrested in Times Square for a nude art performance.” I’d argue that naked performance art in a public place where it’s not allowed is *always* an act of protest…

November 17th, 2013

Kissing The Riot Police

Here’s a technique of non-violent resistance that I think could combine quite handily with the tactics of naked protesters:

protester kisses a riot cop

Photo credit: AFP.

November 4th, 2013

Arrested For Naked Legs

arrested for bare legs

Supposedly, this photo dates from 1922 Chicago and presents the arrest of women at the beach whose demonstrative crime was to wear one-piece bathing suits that bared and exposed their legs. It’s Naked Protesters material because the scene is clearly a media circus; it seems at least possible that the ladies in question were flouting the contemporary sartorial regulations with intent to protest them and make a scene.

However, the explanation opens with “supposedly” because this picture is all over the internet under similar captions, none of which offer an authoritative source of the captioning information. The most commonly cited modern appearance of this photo is a Reddit thread from October 2011 with the caption “Women in Chicago being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits, without the required leg coverings. 1922.” Most other web appearances cite the Reddit thread or lightly rephrase the Reddit caption, but the photo can also be found on a other websites with similar captions dated to the few months prior to the Reddit thread. Not found were any older appearances on the web, nor any authoritative sources for the photo that might be used to confirm the many similar captions.

October 8th, 2013

Dressing Down The Dress Code

dress code naked protest

This is from a student protest in Hungary after narrow-minded administrators tried to make the students dress more conservatively:

Students at a university in Hungary have turned up to class in only their underwear, in protest at conservative new clothing rules banning miniskirts, flip-flops and low cut dresses.

Around 10 students and a professor at Kaposvar University in southwest Hungary attended classes on Thursday clad only in pants, or, in some cases, nothing more than strategically placed textbooks, in protest at the draconian new rules.

The naked protest is in response to a letter written by the university’s rector to students imposing a conservative dress code, meaning dark suits and shoes for men, and jackets, blouses and trousers or long skirts for women.

“From October 1, there is also no place in the university for mini-skirts, flip-flops, heavy make-up, inappropriate fashion accessories, or unkempt fingernails and hair,” the letter read.

September 15th, 2013

Burning For Justice

At an anti-prostitution rally, FEMEN activists pretend to be setting themselves up for a topless self-immolation. Considering that they subsequently light up some cans of hair spray without themselves vanishing in an agonized ball of fire, I think we can safely assume the gasoline can does not actually contain gasoline:

FEMEN activists pretend to splash gasoline on themselves

It’s been hard not to make Naked Protesters an all-FEMEN, all-the-time show since FEMEN appeared topless on the world stage…

June 6th, 2013

Justice Gets Her Ass Beat

Street artist ADW attempted to install this piece at a Kings of Concrete event in Dublin, but it so offended the local cops they made him paint it over before it was done. It’s about “the increasing militarisation of these forces employed to uphold the law” and was inspired by “the worldwide Occupy movements and the savage handling of the protesters”:

The Lady Of Justice gets her ass beaten by a riot policeman street art graffiti

Via Spanking Blog.

May 11th, 2013

Punished By The Bishop For Naked Pope Costume

naked protester with pubic hair shaved like a cross and wearing a pope hat

Here at Naked Protesters we are really troubled by the power implications of this story — I did not realize that we still live in a world that lets bishops demand (and get) criminal charges for mocking the pope:

Carnegie Mellon University’s review of two students’ public nudity at an on-campus parade last month came to this conclusion Friday by the university president: Students have the right to express controversial views, but not to break the law.

In a letter sent to the university community, President Jared L. Cohon wrote that campus police had filed misdemeanor charges for indecent exposure against two students, identified in court records as Katherine B. O’Connor, 19, and Robb S. Godshaw, 22.

The parade, a College of Fine Arts tradition known as the “Annual Anti-Gravity Downhill Derby,” took place April 18 on the area of CMU’s campus known as the “cut” as part of the university’s spring carnival. That afternoon, campus police were notified that a naked woman was on campus, according to the criminal complaint.

The woman, later identified as Ms. O’Connor, was wearing a pope costume, but had no clothing below her waist, and on her pubic area was the shape of a cross.

The nudity incidents, noted by campus police on the day of the event, became more high profile after Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik expressed concern about Ms. O’Connor’s display, saying it was offensive. CMU officials investigated following Bishop Zubik’s complaint, and on May 1, Mr. Cohon wrote a letter to the community apologizing to those who were offended.

The decision today, to file charges, was greeted positively by Catholic officials.

Bishop Zubik, in a statement Friday, acknowledged that CMU “has taken the time to treat this unfortunate incident in a serious manner.

“Once again, and as I have said over these last few weeks, this is an opportunity for all of us to be reminded that freedom of speech and freedom of expression do not constitute a freedom to dismiss or disrespect the beauty of anyone’s race, the sacredness of anyone’s religious belief or the uniqueness of anyone’s nationality.”

First of all, Bishop Zubik is an idiot and an asshole. Freedom of speech does indeed mean precisely the freedom to disrespect the sacredness of religious belief! And he’s an educated man, so he knows that — which makes him a lying idiot and asshole, to boot.

Just to be clear, let’s recaps the sequence of events, shall we?

  1. Girl wears a pope hat and no pants. In a parade. With creative pubic topiary.
  2. Campus police note the incident, but don’t otherwise give a shit.
  3. Bishop Zubik gets his robes knotted around his genitals and starts complaining.
  4. CMU investigates, having not been interested previously.
  5. To placate the bishop, the CMU administration instructs the campus police to file indecent exposure charges.

In 21st-century America, can you believe it?

April 30th, 2013

Naked Protesters On Twitter

Progress comes to Naked Protesters. Slowly, but it comes. Grabbed the @NakedProtesters twitter account years ago, but didn’t really know what to do with it. Still don’t, not in the proper twitter spirit of short frequent communications, which don’t happen here — but a few days ago I did tart up the twitter page with Lady Godiva background art and an avatar cribbed from this book cover (which we first saw back in 2005):

lady godiva book cover

There’s also now a loyal software robot who is supposed to automagically send out a tweet every time there’s a new post here. Trumpets may or may not play when that happens. Probably not:

April 21st, 2013

Naked Protests Against Materialism

nude protesters against materialism in Saskatchewan in 1903

Although naked protesters often seem like a modern phenomenon, they are not just a product of the hippie 1960s. One chilly example comes from the Doukhobor splinter sect in Canada known as the Freedomites (also also called Svobodniki or Sons of Freedom). Originally refugees from religious persecution in czarist Russia, the Doukhobors settled in Canada in the late 1800s and lived somewhat communally, but they differed among themselves as to how much communalism was appropriate. Inspired by Tolstoy, who wrote from Russia that whether it was defended by the state or the individual, private property went hand in hand with violence, the Freedomite contingent renounced all property, which they attempted to symbolize by marching nude. On one such occasion in the winter of 1903,

The Freedomites decided to demonstrate their beliefs to the other Doukhobors and stripped naked, as free from possessions as Adam and Eve, and marched through the villages. They ate leaves and grass like their animal brothers and begged others to follow them.

This being Canada in winter, it was chilly:

nude religious protesters in canada in the early 1900s

Thus it seemed a miracle when they did not freeze to death:

There were fifty-two of the marchers when they ran into Peter Verigin who was driving his carriage. The Freedomites demanded that Verigin free his horse. Peter the Lordly refused. The Freedomites, of course, thought he meant the opposite so they unharnessed the animal and set it loose. They marched on down the road while Verigin sent word to the next village to stop them. There the naked marchers were whipped with willow switches until their legs bled. Women and children were removed from the march but the men continued on.

That night, as the temperature dropped, the Freedomite men huddled together for warmth. Other Doukhobors, clad in sheepskin coats, gathered around and embraced them to keep the men from freezing. The next morning, when no one was found frozen, a miracle was proclaimed and the Freedomites marched on.

The Mounties had been tracking the progress of the march. The Freedomites were left alone while on the Doukhobor lands but as they approached Yorkton, the marchers were stopped. A crowd of about a hundred people swarmed out of Yorkton and forcibly clothed the Freedomites. The Doukhobors who were used to the communal nudity of the steam baths were surprised by the prudish reaction of the townspeople, but it was something they did not forget.

forcibly clothing the Freedomite naked protesters

April 9th, 2013

Woman Treated Like Animal In Shop Window

woman in a nude body suit on display in a London Shop window

This protest isn’t nude (although they used the favorite “bodysuit in a fleshy color” dodge to attract the eye from a distance) but the elements of public display in a London shop window brings this into the Naked Protester realm-of-interest, as does the acceptance by our brave model-activist of public humiliation to promote her cause:

woman\'s head is publicly shaved as part of a protest against animal testing

Her cause, it turns out, is the use of animals in cosmetic testing, and the pictures were taken about a year ago at a Regent Street shop window as part of an awareness campaign by the Humane Society International.

gagged and force-fed woman against animal testing

gaggged woman being force fed in a London shop window, to her evident distress

According to The Mirror, in April 2012 a woman

…was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing. The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes. Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged. The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face. Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved. The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.

irritants squirted in her eyes make a gagged woman miserable

gagged woman crying as painful liquid is squirted into her eyes

February 4th, 2013

Big Naked Cartoon Protest

naked hippies at a comic book protest

From Edouard Suivi De La Reserve by Georges Pichard.

August 22nd, 2012

Timber! For Pussy Riot

Normally I’d draw the line between naked protest and naked property destruction, but given the role the Russian Orthodox church has played in the persecution of Pussy Riot, I can’t really fault the brave girls of FEMEN for cutting down a huge crucifix in Kiev:

cutting down a cross with a chainsaw for Pussy Riot

free pussy riot

Pictures from FEMEN.

July 22nd, 2012

Nudity Against E-Book Piracy

stripping to protest ebook piracy

We are looking at Brazilian author Vanessa de Oliveira, who stripped outside a government building in Lima to protest ebook piracy in Peru, saying:

“I’m doing this so my book is not pirated anymore anywhere in the world. A country is built with culture, with books. Pirating books endangers culture. This is the first country where I’ve see this phenomenon. In Brazil, there are no pirated books. What I’m seeing here is a disgrace.”

Sorry, Vanessa. What I’m seeing is no disgrace!

Video here; link via Tiny Nibbles.

June 23rd, 2012

Wearing A Slut Gag In Protest

This comes out of one of the slutwalk protests in Toronto, via Bondage Blog:

slutwalk protester wears rainbow tape gag labeled slut

June 23rd, 2012

1970s Topless Protest

From a 1970s photograph by Allan Tannenbaum, this is stripper Candy Love being arrested “for going topless in front of City Hall in a one-person protest” in New York City:

stripper protesting naked and getting arrested

There’s no word on the message behind Candy’s naked protest.

June 23rd, 2012

Naked Humiliation For Strike Breakers

From deep in the past via Spanking Blog comes this 1935 newspaper article documenting the unwilling public nudity and humiliation of twenty women strike breakers (scabs) in Dallas Texas, who were seized, stripped, and spanked by a hundred union women:

nude public humiliation spankings administered by labor protesters

April 19th, 2012

Topless For Lesbian Rights

This photo is all over the web, but it’s always described as “Dykes on Bikes, San Francisco, 1980s.” So that’s what we know:

topless lesbian

March 18th, 2012

Stripped By The Police

woman in egypt stripped by police and beaten during her arrest at a protest

From here: The woman (or “Tahrir girl” as she was called in the Egyptian media)

made headlines around local and international media after she was caught on video being brutally beaten by soldiers, who stripped open her dress, revealing her bra.

February 24th, 2012

Iraeli Women, Naked In Solidarity

israeli women nude in support of free expression

From Cryptome:

Naked Israeli women pose for a photograph in Tel Aviv, November 19, 2011, to show solidarity with Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, who put naked pictures of herself on the Internet, support free expression and protest against Islamic extremism. The banner reads: “Love With No Boundaries”.

February 15th, 2012

FEMEN at Gazprom

FEMEN took one of their protests to the chilly winter streets and rooftops of Moscow:

waving the flag at Gazprom in moscow -- topless

topless nude protester arrested in Moscow

Pictures from here.

February 7th, 2012

Breastfeeding In Front Of Facebook Offices

Way back in 2009, Facebook was already in hot water for prudishly censoring pictures of mothers feeding their children:

It’s Milky Boobs That Threaten The World’s Teens

Well, they’re still doing it. Only now, outraged breastfeeding mothers have taken their breasts even more public, staging public breast-feeding protest events in front of FaceBook offices around the world:

Breastfeeding Women Protest Outside Facebook Offices

She and other women have organized “nurse-ins” around the world, the goal of which is to have as many women as possible breastfeed outside their nearest Facebook office. The first protests were scheduled for today, but there are even more scheduled for later this week. At the time of writing, there were albums created for six cities where protests have already taken place: Menlo Park, Detroit, Toronto, New York, and Amsterdam, and Dallas.

February 1st, 2012

FEMEN At Davos

There’s nobody we love (here at Naked Protesters) more than the beautiful, ferocious, and utterly fearless (not to mention, impervious to cold) ladies of FEMEN. Apparently they gave my man Fareed and his moneyed cronies one hell of a naked jeering at the international “gangster party” for billionaires in Davos, Switzerland the other day:

nude FEMEN protesters in Davos

Crowd control fences are for peasants, they don’t even slow these ladies down! Don’t pay any mind to the police sniper on the rooftop at upper left, girls…

FEMEN nude protestes climbing crowd control fences in Davos

One thing a good naked protest can always be relied upon to do: piss off the cops. And this cop is definitely pissed off:

angry polezie at naked protest

Sadly, angry police tend to get aggressive:

nude protester being hauled off by swiss cops

Thanks to Violet Blue for the tip about this protest. The actual pics come from FEMEN’s LiveJournal.

January 19th, 2012

A Public Shower Against Meat

PETA showering in public to protest against the eating of meat

There used to be video.

January 16th, 2012

Naked On A Cab

naked on top of a taxi

Naked protest against troops in Afghanistan:

A naked woman stopped traffic near the Houses of Parliament yesterday, by clambering on to a black cab for a five-minute ‘yoga protest’. She yelled ‘Troops out of Afghanistan’, as the cabbie tried to shift her and tourists looked on. Police finally managed to move the woman.

naked against war

January 15th, 2012

Naked In India

A protest outside a facility of The Assam Rifles (a military unit) in India. Sadly the photo has been blurred and it came without any details on the protest itself, although it’s pretty clearly the same event (or at least, the same event location) as seen here.

a protest against rape by the Indian army

January 1st, 2012

Handcuffed Prostitutes And Customers

Not naked, but deliberately humiliated:

handcuffed and publicly humiliated for sex work

Apparently this was an official parade of humiliation, in China:

As part of a two-month crackdown on vice in the booming city of Shenzhen, public security officers handcuffed about 100 women and some of their male customers, dressed them in bright yellow prison tunics and hauled them through the streets.

January 1st, 2012

Naked Cycling In Madrid

This is from a Spanish naked-cycling rally about five years ago:

naked bicycling in spain

From here:

Madrid has celebrated the 4th Nude cyclist rally under the slogan ‘We continue to be naked in traffic’.

The route was through the central streets of the capital. The protests are designed to show how invisible cyclists are to motorists…

December 18th, 2011

Naked Street Meat

nude in the street on a plate of oversized food

Boing Boing says this photo is from a demonstration “to promote vegetarianism” in Barcelona Spain on December 15, 2011. Does it work, or does she look tastier than the “brussel sprouts” giant cabbages?

November 22nd, 2011

Pepper Spray ALL The Naked Hippies

Police Lt. John Pike doing a pepper spray number on a nude and obviously-dangerous cherub, as seen at Eros Blog:

pepper spray cop John Pike doing his thing

November 15th, 2011

Fishnets And Safewords At Slutwalk

From Slutwalk Chicago, a few months back, found here:

scantily clad at slutwalk

November 11th, 2011

Naked Protest March And Orgy

These whimsical cartoon naked protests are from Kinky Delight, where you can see them (click the images below) in larger sizes:

naked march and public orgy

nude women with vibrators protesting en masse

November 10th, 2011

Occupy My G-String

Apparently a gentleman’s club in Denver tried to cash in on the Occupy! protests with this poster featuring not-naked-enough dancers claiming to be the 69 percent:

occupy strippers

October 26th, 2011

Topless But Covered

If only we could make out more of the protest sign this woman is standing in front of. Sadly, this picture came in without any context.

veiled woman shows her breasts in protest

October 23rd, 2011

Gagged For Wikileaks

This gagged protesting woman’s photograph dates from last December’s protest over the arrest of Julian Assange:

gagged wikileaks protester

Caption here states “A gagged demonstrator holds placards during a protest over the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, outside the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London, on December 7, 2010.”

October 12th, 2011

Topless Against Columbus Day

topless artistic protest

This is from a Youtube video (below) captioned: “Artistic director of dance theater group Kandake, Olga El, exposes her nakedness, an artistic expression to relay frustration over Christopher Columbus Day during the Occupy Wall Street protests on Monday October 10th.”

October 6th, 2011

The Naked Truth At Occupy Wall Street

The images keep trickling in from the naked protests at Occupy Wall Street:

The naked truth: wall street is screwing us all!

From The Ogliarch Kings, who say: “There were even echoes of the glory days of the late 60’s with a short lived but entertaining topless demonstration.”

September 26th, 2011

Naked Interview At Occupy Wall Street

Disclose TV has about a minute worth of interview footage with this naked protester, here:

nude interview at Occupy Wall Street (OWS)

They caption it “Topless Protester at Occupy Wall Street, taken 9/24/11 Liberty Park, NYC. 9:57 a.m.”

Update: better video here.

April 17th, 2011

Topless On A Snowy Day

This is obviously one of the lovely ladies of FEMEN, and apparently she’s protesting in Kiev for the right to winter heating. Yes, that’s snow on the grass behind her:

FEMEN protest for winter heat

January 2nd, 2011

Bare Butts For AIDS Sufferers

All the way back in 2004, Naked Protesters brought you a couple of pictures (see here and here) of an Act Up! protest in New York, in support of better foreign aid to AIDS-ridden countries. Here’s another nice photo of that demonstration:

a bunch of bare bottoms

January 1st, 2011

Protest Against Dress Code Expulsion

If I’ve run my Google translates correctly, this picture is from a 2009 student protest in Brazil, where folks turned out (naked, of course!) in support of a woman expelled for wearing a mini-dress:

protest in support of a student expelled for wearing a short skirt

More pictures here.

December 27th, 2010

Nude Models On Strike

This is said to be a labor protest of sorts — the nude “life” models of Paris taking to the streets back in 2008 to demand “a pay increase, proper contracts and…respect for their craft.”

life models naked in the wintry streets

November 3rd, 2010

Naked and Fake Dead Against Bullfighting

Just a link, because people pretending to be dead don’t fit the visual standards to which this website aspires:

Impaled with fake spears and smeared with phony blood, naked Spaniards protest bullfighting in Madrid.

September 12th, 2010

Yoruba Women Topless In Protest

The detailed context of this protest is somewhat unclear from the link, but we know these are Yoruba women protesting on April 29, 2009 in Ekiti:

topless protesting in Africa

August 26th, 2010

Pussy, Not Scientolo-jism

Here’s Anonymous, protesting against Scientolog-jism. It’s a little raunchy, so just a link. And a back-up link, since Tumblr links don’t always last so long.

July 8th, 2010

Topless Protest For Democracy

I’ve been neglecting Naked Protesters, but this latest Femen action out of the Ukraine is too nice to ignore. I believe the girls (who were also responsible for an awesome spank-in not so long ago in protest against academic corruption) may have been welcoming U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a state visit. Pictures via (beware of popups and Russian-style misogyny):

naked protest

nude protest

naked protesters

nude protesters

Update: Original image source is the Femen LiveJournal.

December 17th, 2009

Female Nudity: A Positive Expression Of Moral Virtue

You have to know that a blog post entitled PETA, Lady Godiva, And Feminism is going to be relevant to our interests here at Naked Protesters. And this one does not disappoint:

[C]riticism of PETA’s nude ads on feminist grounds strikes me as deeply misguided.

What’s wonderful about these ads is that they present the nude woman as being more virtuous than her clothed audience, and make her naked body symbolic of her virtue. She’s on the right side of the issue, acting as a moral examplar through her nudity, and guiding us to become more virtuous people. I think the reason PETA does this is to make vegetarianism and animal welfare in general look less like hair-shirted ascetic doctrines, and more glamorous and fun. … That she’s posing nude for animal welfare doesn’t make her an object, it makes her a better human being than you.

June 10th, 2009

Topless In Israel

There’s not a lot of information about this naked protest at the site where I found the photo:

half naked israeli lesbians

The Hebrew is said to say “I have sex with Palestinian women” but that’s not something I can confirm for myself.

May 15th, 2009

One Hundred Naked Firemen

one hundred naked firemen protesting for better wages

From Sex and Blogs, with this caption: “100 firemen wearing only boots and helmets to request better salaries, schedules and more training, in A Coruña, Northern Spain.”

April 11th, 2009

Naked Religious Protest

You don’t hear about this sort of thing every day:

In Israel the dispute continues over how to interpret its Festival of Matzot (Prohibition of Leaven) Law, 5746-1986, (also known as the “Hametz Law”). Last year, a court held that its ban on the public display of any leavened product for sale or consumption during Passover did not prevent the sale in a closed place of business of leavened products. The Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community is still distressed over the ruling. This week, according to Arutz Sheva, to protest the interpretation, yeshiva student Aryeh Yerushalmi entered a Tel Aviv grocery store, went to the bread section, and stripped naked (except for a sock over his private parts). He says Israeli law bans performing an indecent act in a public place, but if a grocery store is not “public” for purposes of the Hametz Law, it should not be for the indecent exposure law either.

April 3rd, 2009

Lady Godiva Rides Again

As has become traditional here at Naked Protesters, we can’t resist publishing images of our patroness, Lady Godiva. This one is from a vintage postcard:

lady godiva nude on horse

March 18th, 2009

More Naked And Pregnant Protesting

Remember last year’s naked and pregnant protest against something to do with hog raising? Well, Peta Europe has done it again:

Lynzi Waddington and Holly Bryant naked and caged

Lynzi Waddington and Holly Bryant nude and pregnant and in cages

nude, pregnant, caged

naked, pregnant, in a cage

Thanks to Alexia at PETA for sending me the link.

January 21st, 2009

Spanked Protester, Redux

Remember this grainy old newspaper photo of British cops spanking a Viet Nam war protester? Well, there’s a much better copy of the image at Kinky Delight, of which this here is a radically cropped and reduced version:

spanked protester


October 6th, 2008

You Get What You Demand

they want bush

September 12th, 2008

Mooning The Cops

This guy is having the time of his life mooning the camera in front of a cop car:

mooning the cops

Then … ooops!


busted for mooning the cops

September 10th, 2008

Naked For Glaciers

I don’t know how I missed this last year when it happened:

nude protesters on a glacier

You’re looking at a Spencer Tunick / Greenpeace collaboration, described here:

Artist Spencer Tunick and Greenpeace present a living sculpture: hundreds naked volunteers symbolise the vulnerability of the glaciers under climate change.

August 22nd, 2008

Spanking Sarcozy

Well, his butt is naked, and he’s protesting, so I guess this is close enough to naked protest. Although, to be fair, I think he’s protesting getting spanked:

French president sarkozy getting a spanking

This cute political cartoon found here at Spanking Blog.

August 20th, 2008

Moons Rising For Bush

From here:

bare bottoms of people who hate bush

August 10th, 2008

French Nude For PETA

Here’s a French version of the “I’d rather go naked” poster campaign, this one featuring Eva Angéli:

Eva Angeli nude, for PETA

July 31st, 2008

Bare Breasts At The Dyke March

A reader send these photos to me, identifying them as coming from the 2008 Dyke March in Toronto:

naked latinas with banner

pair of naked lesbian protesters

naked dykes protesting

pretty naked protester with pert breasts

June 10th, 2008

Duct Tape For Publicity

Anti war protester figures duct tape is better than clothing, for getting on TV:

duct tape on breasts

June 7th, 2008

Piss On The Riot Police…

…or at least, piss them off. That seems to be this woman’s plan:

woman squatting to pee behind some riot cops

Of course, this picture came to me without any attribution, so it could be from a movie or a spoof. There’s also no reason to suspect (beyond the presence of riot police, which is suggestive but hardly probative) that there’s any protest context to the picture.

May 25th, 2008

One-Woman Naked Protest Against Harassment

You’ve got to admire this kind of courage:

An Israeli tourist who felt harassed when New Zealand road workers whistled at her Thursday stripped naked in response, police said.

Workmen in the small northern farming town of Kerikeri were repairing the main street when the young woman took offense at their attention.

On a balmy late-autumn day, she calmly stripped bare to use an ATM – bringing an abrupt halt to both the whistles and the road work – then put her clothes back on and walked away.

Sgt. Peter Masters said the woman told police she didn’t take kindly to the men’s wolf-whistles.

“She said she had thought ‘… I’ll show them what I’ve got,’ as the men whistled at her,” he said.

“She gave the explanation that she had been pestered by New Zealand men. She’s not an unattractive-looking lady,” he said.

Police treated the incident as a one-off.

“She was taken back to the police station and spoken to and told that was inappropriate (behavior) in New Zealand,” he added.

The woman was due to leave New Zealand later Thursday.

May 1st, 2008

Chained To Protest Rape

The signs tell you as much as we know:

bondage protester

April 26th, 2008

“Bend Over Baby, I’ll Make You Protest”

If you’ve ever run any sort of adult-oriented internet site that’s open to comment, you’ll be familiar with a certain sort of Beavis-and-Butthead trollery, typified by short, crude comments like the title of this post. It’s reactive to the material (usually pictures) being commented on, but it’s usually leering, crude, and brief to the point of being sub-literate.

Needless to say, Naked Protesters attracts a lot of that sort of commentary, but it almost always gets caught in moderation and silently deleted with the penis pill spam.

Today, however, the Naked Protesters moderation queue contained an astonishingly focused burst of this raw troll energy. A man going by the handle of DudeWithPants, and offering a fake URL suggesting hostility to nudity, posted an astonishing thirty five comments in just fifty minutes. The comments, as you will see, portray an incredible mental mixture of lustful leering, misogyny, homophobia, authoritarianism, body judgment, and good old-fashioned crudity, all delivered in that sharp-elbow-to-the-ribs fake-jocularity style that’s designed to allow the speaker to retreat into “hey, I was just joking” at the first sign of criticism.

Silently deleting this fluxus would have been the normal moderation response, but it just seemed wrong, somehow, to do so. The comment set, taken together, feels like an an accidentally artistic artifact, an unselfconscious self-portrait of some widely-known but rarely-photographed internet beast.

Accordingly, the comment set is below the cut. These comments will not appear on their respective posts, because such material is a sort of sludge that not only contaminates what it comments on, but also tends to invite copycat commenting from likeminded others. And now, today’s zoological exhibit:

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April 26th, 2008

Comic Strip Naked Protesting

This panel is from a Dirty Duck comic strip:

nude protest in the comics

March 29th, 2008

Pregnant Nude Protester

A reader emailed me the following photo, sans info:

pregnant nude protesting pork

PetaEurope had the story:

It’s almost Mother’s Day! So PETA thought it the perfect opportunity to get people talking about what happens to mothers all over the world… pig mothers, that is. Today in Covent Garden as shoppers dashed around for gifts for their mothers, PETA’s very pregnant Noemie stripped, got down on all fours and knelt in a replica farrowing crate with the banner ‘Unhappy Mother’s Day for Pigs, Go Vegetarian.’

Would it be unseemly to make an appreciative “shakin’ that bacon” comment?

March 19th, 2008

Naked Protest Of Scientology

I don’t understand everything I see at this link, where there are many more photos. But this particular photo, of a bare-breasted woman standing in front of a Church Of Scientology building, carrying a “Get A Real Phoney Religion!” sign, and concealing her face with a V For Vendetta mask, meets any reasonable definition of a naked protest:

naked woman protesting against Scientology

Thanks to the alert reader who emailed me the link.

Update: Here’s an article from Radar Magazine which may help explain what’s going on with respect to this protest.

March 2nd, 2008

Russians Are Fucked

It’s hard for someone not from there to understand all the nuances, but politics in Russia haven’t been looking good lately, from the perspective of freedom-loving folks. As a grim ex-KGB bureaucrat solidifies authoritarian rule, and democratic opposition is systematically dismantled and destroyed, it’s my “impression from afar” that the grey old men are returning, knouts in hand and vengeance firmly in mind.

Certainly the recent election offered little promise for hope. As near as I could tell, they were a sham designed to install a puppet, who would rule at Putin’s pleasure and in his stead. That certainly seems to be the viewpoint of these folks:

russian protesters fuck to protest getting fucked by putin

I guess maybe this is the twenty-first century equivalent of the twentieth centuries’ love-ins: a “fuck-in” protest by the fucked? Izo has the context:

To mark the presidential elections, on 29 February the group War staged a “mass fuck” (массовая ебля) entitled Fuck for the Teddy-Bear Heir (Ебись за наследника Медвежонка!) in (appropriately enough, maybe) the Biological Museum in Moscow.

Update: Many more pictures here.

February 28th, 2008

Political Humor

Here’s a link for you to send to all your conservative friends:

Celebrate Bush!

Not as bad as you think it will be. Trust me.

Via Erosblog.

February 6th, 2008

Unclear On The Concept

This made me laugh:

naked protesters going about it all backwards

January 21st, 2008

No Pubic Hair

These cuties are making a salacious claim:

shaved pubic hair

“We shaved our pubic hair. Read our lips. No more Bush!”

Geez, girls, you need to take a creative writing class. The first rule: “Show us, don’t tell us!”

January 20th, 2008

PETA Girl In A Chicken Wire Cage

Via Bondage Blog, yet another PETA girl in a cage:

woman in cage

January 1st, 2008

More “Breasts Not Bombs”

Another set of bare-breasted anti-war protesters, date and location unknown:

more naked breasts for peace

January 1st, 2008

Royal Naked Protest

From 2005, here’s a protester baring her breasts during a trip by Prince Charles to Wellington, New Zealand. Looks like the writing on her boobs says “Get your shame off my breasts”, which would make her a nudity activist I’m guessing:

nudity activist embarrasses Prince Charles

Prince Charles, naturally, hides his head.

December 17th, 2007

Gagged War Protesters

Via Bondage Blog we get this context-less photograph of some gagged anti-war protesters:

cute female war protesters wearing mouth gags

I don’t know my Commonwealth flags, but I’m pretty sure that’s one of them printed on the gags.

December 15th, 2007

Standing Naked On A Pay Phone

The body language doesn’t look quite right for a political naked protest, but there’s got to be some sort of outrage that leads to standing on the top of a pay telephone with no pants on, long enough for four cops to arrive:

bottomless woman standing on a pay phone

December 4th, 2007

Nudes For Los 400 Pueblos

The best I can do to explain these Mexican naked protesters is to quote from the email that provided me with the photos:

In Mexico, there are a group of people that protests because their lands was robbery for a politician. This group is called “The 400 towns” (Los 400 pueblos). For this people is difficult to do this type of protests, because they are native people of the country, and their ideas are very conservatives.

nude women distributing leaflets in traffic

naked women face off with riot police during protest

nude women kneeling during a protest

semi-nude men protesting in Mexico

naked women carry protest signs in Mexico City

naked women protesting in and around a fountain in Mexico

November 25th, 2007

Protest For Body Sanity

Here’s a protest against insane definitions of “fat”, captured by photographer Jordan Matter:

naked protest against concepts of fatness

Caption is:

I had a meeting with a casting director from LA. Without a glance at my headshot or resume, and not even a decent introduction, this stranger looks at me, all 5 feet and 2 inches, 125 pounds of me and says, “You need to lose twenty or gain thirty because where you are right now, I can’t do anything with you.” A bit thrown, but not wanting to be rude, I ask, “Can you elaborate on that?” To which she replied, “Your face says ingenue but it wouldn’t quite work, and I can’t put you as fat best friend because you’re not *exactly* fat.” — Katy, Broadway

November 8th, 2007

La Marianne

Remember the pretty French labor protester? Here’s a Boing Boing post with details and context, plus links to images of la Marianne that don’t look like they’ve been through the laundry:

la marianne naked protester

la marianne topless labor protest

October 22nd, 2007

Spanking A Viet Nam Protester

Not naked, but there’s an upskirt view:

protester spanked in britain

Via Spanking Blog, this purports to be a vintage view of British police spanking an anti-war protester in 1968.

October 10th, 2007

We Resemble That Remark

It wasn’t us, but it sure could have been!

Pooja’s semi nude protest walk lands on porn site

AHMEDABAD, India: Pooja Chauhan’s semi nude protest walk on Rajkot roads not only grabbed international media headlines and the city police commissioner’s attention, but also placed her where she might never have wished — on a porn website.

Pooja took to the streets in her underwear in July protesting against police inaction in arresting her husband and in-laws.

She had alleged that police had refused to register her complaint of harassment by her husband and parents in-law including dowry demand.

Pooja married Pratapsinh Chauhan after their brief love affair. But her nightmare began soon after their marriage. Pooja also tried to immolate her self before the Rajkot police station.

Director of Society for Women’s Action and Training Initiative (Swati) Poonam Kathuria attributes Pooja’s clipping on a pornographic website to some ‘pervert’.

“It is demeaning for every woman. All she did was protest against the harassment she went through. To put her on a pornographic website is perversion of her protest.” Kathuria told DNA.

Chauhan’s family members were not available for comment. Her semi-nude clipping posted on the web site is taken from a television clipping.

Sources say that the clipping was initially circulated as a multi-media message (MMS) and later posted on the site as ‘Pooja Chauhan MMS’.

Our perverted thanks to Fleshbot for the link.

September 21st, 2007

Another Visit From Our Patron Saint…

…who is the Lady Godiva, of course! Art from

blonde and pretty lady godiva

August 3rd, 2007

Axis Of (Naked) Eve

Remember the pretty blonde More Fucking, Less Fighting girl? This Brooklyn Vegan page has more from that protest, which was an Axis Of Eve event during the 2004 Republican convention in NYC:

naked anti-republican protesters

more protesters against the republicans

get naked and love everybody

July 12th, 2007

High-Stepping Naked Protest

If that’s a cop or security type chasing these two, they’re giving the phrase “high-tailing it out of there” a whole new meaning:

naked protesters flee the cops

June 8th, 2007

Brazil Against Bush

From the anti-Bush protest during his visit to Brazil:

half naked protester against bush in brazil

Via Wonkette.

May 2nd, 2007

Half Naked Bicycle Protester

This is from a London instantiation of the ever-popular annual World Naked Bike Ride (I’m not sure what year).

pretty girl half naked against automobiles

Photo is by brianmickey and there are lots more at his page.

April 17th, 2007

No Peace, No Pussy

It’s the modern-day reincarnation of Lysistrata, in the (curvaceous) flesh:

no peace no pussy nice boobs

March 25th, 2007

Anti War Babe

She’s not quite naked, but she’s very fetching:

pretty anti-war protester with tape on her boobs

pretty girl goes almost naked to protest the war in iraq

Photos are by Zombie and were taken at the “U.S. Out of Iraq Now” anti-war rally sponsored by ANSWER in San Francisco on Sunday, March 18, 2007.

February 21st, 2007

Naked Coeds In Chile

Via Ananova comes this completely undated story of protesting naked coeds. Cute and female equals win!

naked college girls in chile

The story:

Students in Chile have staged a naked protest against poor quality education.

A group of 25 college students in Valparaiso stripped off in the main Sotomayor Square, Las Ultimas Noticias reports.

The students painted their bodies with protest slogans and said they wanted to make public their complaints about bad schooling in the region.

January 13th, 2007

Bare For Bears

We’ve slacked off on our PETA coverage since they started wearing body suits to their “naked” protests, but every now and then a few of their activists recall the honest roots of the concept, as in this protest against the Beefeaters:

peta protesters go naked to protest use of bear skin

BBC photo caption: “Animal welfare activists stage a naked protest against bearskin hats worn by guards at Buckingham Palace.”

The bear masks give this protest a nice “furry” / cosplay vibe, although the protesters themselves seem to have shed their own fur in sympathy with the bears.

December 3rd, 2006

Mooned By Firefighters

I’m not sure what’s going on here, but it looks like some sort of European firemen who are shucking their jackets and mooning the crowd. Possibly a public employee’s strike?

firemen mooning the crowd

November 10th, 2006

The PETA Tiger

These PETA tiger-girls-in-cages pictures never get old:

peta girl nude in cage and painted like a tiger

This one features PETA activist Jabeen Akhtar, in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 7, 2006, to protest the circus coming to town.

November 5th, 2006

Lady Godiva by Doctor Seuss

As part of this site’s continuing homage to Lady Godiva, the patroness of all naked protesters, here’s the Bare Lady as envisaged by Dr. Suess:

lady godiva by dr seuss

October 27th, 2006

“Naked” PETA Prudes

Funny, if you think fake nudity is funny. Here’s a long video showing a PETA “naked” protest — two female activists lying in coffins to spread awareness of bird flu. Interesting video in that it shows them setting up, something you don’t usually see. Here’s one of the girls sitting up in her coffin:

peta girl in coffin

And waving for the camera, a bit of “boob” showing:

peta girl waving to camera

Then we see her sister activist getting set up, wrapped in a bathrobe and taking elaborate care to slide the robe off while getting the sign and the flowers set up to protect her “nakedness”:

peta girl protects her modesty...not

Only, uh oh, all that elaborate modesty? It’s a fraud. She forgot that cameras have zooms these days, and a quick zoom in reveals her flesh-colored tank top:

peta girl in flesh colored tank top

Look, it’s no secret that PETA’s naked protesters usually wear flesh-colored garments. But in that case, why the blushing virgin act?

October 19th, 2006

Arresting A Naked Protester

Here we see some cops handing a naked anti-fur protester over a fence. She appears to be handcuffed, which would explain why her arms aren’t up in an effort to break that cop’s painful squeeze grip on her right breast:

nude protester arrested by police

October 15th, 2006

PETA Activist In Bondage

Over on Bondage Blog we found this picture of a half-naked PETA activist in chains, presumably to protest the shackling of circus animals:

nude PETA woman in bondage

October 14th, 2006

Florida Court Upholds Naked Protest

From here, via World Sex News:

ORLANDO, Florida – An appeals court has ruled that women can demonstrate topless as part of a legitimate political protest, striking down the arrest of a woman who has repeatedly flouted laws banning women from publicly going bare breasted.

The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 5 upheld a county judge’s opinion that Elizabeth Book could protest topless on the city’s Main Street Bridge.

Book was arrested by Daytona Beach police and fined $253 during Bike Week in March 2004. The city said she violated an ordinance banning public nudity that was passed in 2002 to curb indecency at special events.

September 16th, 2006

Naked At Berkeley, Again

The email forwarding this photo says it appeared in the Daily Californian, so it’s presumably yet another Berkeley protest. Grievance unknown, but the girls are pretty, and the clear plastic some of them are wearing is a bonus for shrink wrap fetishists:

Berkeley nude protest

August 22nd, 2006

Berkeley Against Bush

Here’s a photo from a 2004 anti-Bush protest in Berkeley, California:

naked in Berkeley

From the Daily Californian:

Eight local activists displayed their lighter sides yesterday, marching in the nude down Telegraph Avenue to express their distaste for the current presidential administration.

The 13th annual “Nude and Breast Freedom Parade,” organized by the X-plicit Players of Berkeley, marched under the theme “Get Your Bush Out to Get Bush Out.”

July 28th, 2006

Public Garden Nudity?

Only speculating here, but this could be a protest to protect community gardens, or perhaps against suburban landscaping water rationing?

nude woman with plant-watering body art

June 27th, 2006

Naked Women’s Crew Team

This, presumably, is more college hijinks than protest, but whenever the lady’s crew team takes off their shirts, it makes a worthy photo:

The girl\'s crew team goes topless rowing

May 22nd, 2006

Fuck Bush

Not naked, but pretty and salacious enough to make the cut:

fuck bush message on well filled out shirt

April 17th, 2006

College Kids Against Clothes

Thanks to Functional Ambivalent for alerting us to this naked protest at a U.S. college, against — wait for it — clothing manufacture:

nude protest against conditions of clothing manufacture

March 30th, 2006

Naked French Protester

naked labor protester in france

This image was emailed by Jelle (thanks, Jelle!) with the following explanation:

This picture was published in almost every Belgian newspaper. I have scanned it from the frontpage of “De Standaard” of We 29th of march 2006.

The picture shows a French teacher (!!) participating in the protests against the CPE (Contrait de Première Embauche), a law which would make it easy for companies to hire and fire young people.

February 5th, 2006

Naked Moon Of Protest

It’s unclear what’s being protested here, but this is clearly a big ole hairy protest moon if ever there was one:

guy mooning the camera

January 7th, 2006

Pretty Girls Against Fur

A long time ago we linked to these very pretty young ladies carrying an obscure banner. Here they are again — with more friends — carrying a different (PETA) banner:

pretty nude girls for PETA

So happy to see them again.

December 22nd, 2005

Spanked Protester

Here’s a bit of fantasy protester art — it looks like some sort of anti-male protester is getting a spanking right there in the street:

protester gets a bare bottom spanking in the street

From The Collar Purple.

November 3rd, 2005

Breasts Not Bombs

These protesters actually put their breasts where their protest is:

breasts not bombs

October 27th, 2005

Flashing The Man In Ithica

I can’t say exactly what’s going on here, but there’s got to be some sort of “stick it to the man” sentiment behind posing nude outside the courthouse in front of a police cruiser:

nude girls outside the courthouse in ithica

Picture is from a collection of exhibitionist images on UseNet.

October 5th, 2005

Nude Protester Tear Gassed

Another emailed photo without context, although the emailer suggested the picture had something to do with the 2004 Republican convention:

naked guy gets tear gas

September 19th, 2005

No Nudes?

Hey! Geeky person! You are the antithesis of everything Naked Protesters stands for!

anti-nude protester

September 2nd, 2005

Hippy Women Marching

I don’t know where this is, or what these lovely ladies are marching for. But they sure do seem to be having fun!

hippie girls stripped to the waist and marching half-nude in merriment

August 17th, 2005

Protest Naked

Yup, these folks from Glastonbury know what we are doing here:

protest naked sign in glastonbury

And here’s a bigger one:

another protest naked sign

August 6th, 2005

Got Milk?

I’m thinking #2 from the right should have plenty! In a change of pace from naked cyclists, here’s a protest against dairy products from animals fed GM foods:

big breasts bare against GM dairy products

June 6, 2005, London, per Indymedia. Thanks to Jo Jo for the link!

August 5th, 2005

Nude Women Of London

The photos from the World Naked Bike Ride keep trickling in, this time from London. I particularly appreciate correspondents like Chipsilver, who send me photos they took themselves. Thanks, Chip!

Pretty lass with painted boobs

pretty nude cyclist woman wearingg nothing but fancy socks

pretty half-naked cyclist

fully naked woman with backpack and bike horn

crouching nude, hidden beauty

July 28th, 2005

More Nudity Than Usual

From a Berkely protest chronicled at Breasts Not Bombs, we get a big naked “War Is Indecent” sentiment, plus a lot more nudity than usual.

War is indecent, breasts are pretty

It’s beginning to look like the nudity factor at these events is going up. Flesh colored undies won’t get you on TV any more….

July 3rd, 2005

Pump It!

Here’s a nude Vancouver lady pumping hard at the pedals during the 2005 World Naked Bike Ride in June:

nude woman pedalling hard at the world naked bike ride

From this Flikr photoset of the Ride — thanks to Trev for the link!

June 23rd, 2005

Naked Sex Doll Protest

Here’s a different sort of naked protest for you:

nude sex doll protester

Details are unclear, but the basic sentiment comes right through.

June 13th, 2005

London Naked Bike Ride

Thanks to Trev and Simon for sending along links to two sets of photos of this year’s Naked Bike Ride as seen in London. First this set credited to photographer Mike Grenville:

naked bike ride london

And then this set by Simon Crerar:

naked bike ride london

Thanks, guys!

June 12th, 2005

World Naked Bike Ride 2005

It seems that yesterday was the date for World Naked Bike Ride 2005. The first photos are trickling in (thanks Bryan!) and this one (from Yahoo) shows some naked cyclists in Spain:

naked bike ride 2005

I expect to see many more good pictures over the next few days — please don’t hesitate to email me with pertinent links!

June 10th, 2005

Naked Boobs Against Fur

Christina Cho protests in Seoul, part of the endless parade of anti-fur activism:

christina cho naked in seoul

June 5th, 2005

Naked Without Fur

Another emailed photo with no attribution, although from the slogan it looks like another PETA action. Two full sets of bare breasts make this one better than most:

naked boobies without fur

You know, if more women really did go naked without fur, the fur industry would be even deader than it already is.

June 2nd, 2005

Bush Inaugural Streaker

According to DC Indymedia, the lady is Joan Roney, and she streaked through the crowd while the president was being sworn in:

inaugural streaker

May 30th, 2005

Naked Beauty Queen Protesting

According to ErosBlog, this lovely breast was exposed in protest by Miss Bulgaria 2001, in a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Sophia, Bulgaria:

miss bulgaria naked

May 25th, 2005

Naked Protester In Handcuffs

Here’s another picture from the 2004 Republican convention, showing one of the naked protesters in handcuffs while getting arrested:

handcuffed naked protester

Naked protesters in bondage, baby!

May 20th, 2005

More Fucking, Less Fighting

Obviously an anti-war protest. Points off for pasties covering the nipples, but she’s pretty enough to show anyway:

more fucking blonde with sign

Emailed anonymously to me, so I don’t know details of the protest.

May 15th, 2005

Student Protest In Holland

This picture was emailed to me with the following info:

The attached photo was taken at a student protest rally on March 26 2004 in Amsterdam Holland. The girl in the picture undressed right in the middle of the crowd in the heart of the city (and made the national TV news). The students protested against government plans to limit the access to universities.

And here she is:

naked student in Amsterdam

May 9th, 2005

Protesting Nude Against Clothing

This actually makes more logical sense than many naked protests: a group of folk in Chicago protesting against Eddie Bauer, a clothing manufacturer.

naked protesters at Eddie Baeur

You can get your details from Boing Boing where I found the link. The picture is from NanoBot (where you’ll find more details and another pic).

May 3rd, 2005

Naked Cheerleaders For PETA?

Here’s another photo from the inexhaustible genre of cute naked PETA protesters. This one is cuter than most — and with that move, she looks more like a cheerleader than a protester, no?

Nude PETA girl or nude cheerleader?

Unfortunately, this one came to me via alt.binaries.images.outdoor.erotica, so I don’t have a name or a newspaper story or the specifics of the protest date and location.

April 27th, 2005

Lady Godiva On A Scooter

Here’s another graphic of our Patroness, Lady Godiva. Only this time, she’s upgraded the horse for a Vespa scooter:

Lady Godiva on a Vespa

April 15th, 2005

Wrapped In The Flag

Another in the line of interesting not-naked protest pics that have been creeping onto this page ever since the beginning. Provocative self-bondage is a protest tradition that seems to share common philosophical ground with naked protesting, and is almost equally satisfying to the voyeuristic impulse. This photograph is from the protests surrounding the Republican Convention last year, as previously mentioned:

patriotic bondage

A great pose and an awesome picture, from BaseTree.

April 3rd, 2005

Indian Army Rape?

This picture (from this page dated August 2004) suggests much but explains little. Military units used against civilian populations (as “anti-terrorist” units generally are) are notorious for abuses, so one presumes that’s the story here:

nude protest against rape by indian army

The caption reads: “A group of Indian women shed their clothes and protest outside the Indian Army Assam Rifles anti-terrorism unit barracks in Imphal, Manipur.”

March 25th, 2005

Lady Godiva Cover Art

Lest anyone forget Lady Godiva, the patroness saint of naked protesters, here’s a book cover with entertaining artwork:

lady godiva naked on pulp fiction cover

Ride on!

March 19th, 2005

Gagged Girls Sitting In

Looks like a sit-in, and these look more like protester gags than any sort of bondage game. Unfortunately this is one of those pictures that comes without any context:

gagged women at sit-in

Pretty girls with their mouths taped shut — what’s not to like?

February 17th, 2005

Naked Cyclists Against Oil Companies

Here are some bicyclists in New Zealand who disapprove of oil companies and their customers:


Police ordered naked cyclists to get their gear back on in Auckland yesterday, after arresting their leader for alleged indecent exposure.

Even so, motorists were treated to a “21-bum” salute, equating to the number of scantily-clad but helmeted cyclists who rode from Symonds St to Karangahape Rd to protest against the world’s dependency on oil-fuelled transport.

February 17th, 2005

Singing Nude Guys

This apparently has something to do with protest against the Austrian government:

nude protest singers

Thanks to Indie Nudes for the link.

February 7th, 2005

Muddy Naked Protesters — OINK!

Here’s a picture taken from this report of the June 2003 anti-WTO protests:

naked protesters wallowing in mud like pigs

Caption: “Naked protesters in Sacramento don mud to appeal to the
gentler side of the police and those the police served at WTO.”

January 31st, 2005

Getting Arrested

Not naked, not necessarily a protest, but Bondage Blog has a nice photo of a woman getting arrested by the riot police.

January 24th, 2005

Nude In Ashland

I don’t know much about these protest photographs, except that they feature more and prettier public nudity than is usual for the genre. They come from here, are dated July 22, 2004, and include the limited explanation that the protest took place in “Ashland” (Oregon?) “against antigentalia law”. Anybody have more details, or more photos?

pretty nude protester girls with signs at the roadside

female nude protesters in Ashland

December 23rd, 2004

More New York Nudity

Here are some more and much better pictures from this event:

two large women get naked in protest


December 10th, 2004

Naked Cyclists Redux

A lot more photos from the World Naked Bike Ride (June 12, 2004) can be found here. A sample:

naked anti-bush protester

November 15th, 2004

Gagged Protester

No nudity here, but a cute tape gag on a protester:

tape gag

Thanks to the Bondage Blog for the pic.

October 8th, 2004

More (Half) Naked PETA Girls

And hunky boys too:

half naked PETA protesters

From this gallery of almost 50 semi-naked PETA protest images.

September 30th, 2004

Naked In Berkeley Redux

Apparently the nude parade down Telegraph isn’t all that common. Here’s an account of a September 19 “How Berkeley Can You Be?” parade that includes this naked sentiment:

naked against Ashcroft

Thanks to Shell for the link.

September 27th, 2004

Nude And Breast Freedom Parade

The Daily Californian reports on a September 26 naked parade in Berkeley, that looked sorta like this:

nude Berkeley parade

Here’s what was up:

Eight local activists displayed their lighter sides yesterday, marching in the nude down Telegraph Avenue to express their distaste for the current presidential administration.

The 13th annual “Nude and Breast Freedom Parade,” organized by the X-plicit Players of Berkeley, marched under the theme “Get Your Bush Out to Get Bush Out.”

Led by activist and Berkeley resident Debbie Moore, the eight members present for the parade walked down Telegraph, staying mostly between Dwight Way and Haste Street, singing and marching in their birthday suits in the name of peace and human connection.

September 10th, 2004

Naked In New York: Analysis

Why New York is different from San Francisco, as observed by Babs: “The presence of naked protesters appears to be kind of a big deal here.”

September 6th, 2004

Half-Naked Men, Protesting

Yahoo News provides this photo of protesters in Manila — protesting, apparently, a crackdown on men without shirts:

half-naked men in Manila

Thanks to Dr. Menlo for the link.

August 27th, 2004

Naked In New York

News Flash! I noticed a zillion more search engine hits from people searching for naked protesters. Sure enough, there was a naked protest today in New York. Google it yourself for details, but don’t bother with the U.S. news outlets. One of them was showing coy photographs of ankles and feet, inside of dropped trousers. Fortunately, I found an overseas news site with this picture (no link, because it’s registration only):

naked aids activists in New York City

The caption: “Naked activists protest outside Madison Square Garden, where the Republican National Convention is to be held next week.”

August 24th, 2004

Naked in The Hague

Here’s a couple of naked protesters in the Hague in 2002. Apparently they were exercised over a Spanish water development project, according to this story.

naked in the Hague

August 11th, 2004

More Naked Peta Girls

Photographer Sean Rivinus has two nice pictures of a nude PETA girl here. These are considerably more entertaining than the usual news photos, which tend to be coy in how they arrange the shot.

August 6th, 2004

Naked Croquet In Oregon

Daze Reader reports:

In Ashland, Oregon, a group played naked croquet on the municipal building lawn to protest a new city ordinance prohibiting nudity in public parks.

We want pictures!

August 5th, 2004

Naked Cracks Against Gap

Without further ado:

naked asses against GAP

This picture came with the following caption:

Demonstrators strip to protest the corporate practices of the Gap clothing company, in downtown Calgary June 25, 2002 prior to the G8 summit that began June 26 in Kananaskis. The letters on the buttocks spell ‘Boycott Gap!’ The demonstrators claim the Gap is exploiting the poor in over 300 sweatshops in 55 third-world countries to make their clothes.
July 29th, 2004

Gagged Protesters

Not nude, but doing their second-best to draw attention to their cause:

gagged women protesting

Thanks to an alert reader for spotting this picture amidst the porn links at Pretty Tight Pussy.

June 15th, 2004

World Naked Bike Ride

The World Naked Bike Ride
on June 12, 2004 was a huge success. Here are a couple of the nicer pictures. This first one is from Apeldoorn in the Netherlands:

pretty naked blonde on bicycle

In Seattle there was body paint, and cooling off after the event in a handy fountain:

naked cyclists cooling off

June 2nd, 2004

Naked College Girls

Here’s a pretty picture of some lovely young university women (and some guys, too) kneeling nude in the sunshine:

naked college girls kneeling in public

Picture comes from The Sunday Times of South Africa and is captioned:

Nude students from the Santiago de Compostela University stage a protest in city’s streets on Tuesday, 11 December 2001, against the Spanish University Reform Law.
May 25th, 2004

Naked Australians For Nudity

Here are a couple of nice pictures from the struggle for public nudity in Australia, courtesy of Freedom International. This first one comes from Melbourne in January of 2002, showing five men (“Very Impressive”, Stuart Kingsford, Rollan McCleary, Tony Pitman and Keith Stodden) going for a nude swim at Port Melbourne’s Sandridge Beach. “The men’s act of civil disobedience served as a protest against the fact that public nudity is a crime in the state of Victoria and they called on the Victorian government to reform this outdated and unjust law.”

nude on Sandridge beach

The next one shows Tony Pitman in Melbourne’s Fitzroy Gardens, staging “a one-man nude protest for the legalisation of public nudity” in February 2001.

nude in Fitzroy Gardens

May 14th, 2004

Nude “Human” In The Rain

Here’s another picture of this guy:

naked man perched on lamp post in the rain

From a protest in London on May Day, 2001.

May 6th, 2004

Naked For Choice

Here’s a news story and photo mailed in by Bob (thanks, Bob!) of a naked protester at a recent pro-choice rally in Washington, D.C.:

nude protester for abortion rights

Captioned: “A semi-topless Iris Dickerson holds a sign as hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied on the National Mall April 25, 2004 to show support for abortion rights and opposition to Bush administration policies on women’s reproductive health issues.”

April 25th, 2004

Alex Behan Nude With A Bullhorn

Here’s an NZ celebrity of some sort naked in a good cause. Alas, these pictures didn’t come with an explanation of what the good cause was, although we suspect these are more pictures from National Penis Day:

alex behan naked

alex behan nude

April 22nd, 2004

Golden Nude Girls

This looks more festival than protest, but it’s too much fun not to include:

nude girls painted gold

Presumably the usual Japanese oddness. Thanks to Amanda for emailing the link.

April 2nd, 2004

Another Lady Godiva

Here’s a scribble of artwork in honor of the Naked Protester patroness (herself an avant-garde naked protester). The lovely Lady Godiva:

nude lady godiva

Artist unknown.

March 24th, 2004

“Boobs Not Bombs”

A sentiment firmly in line with the editorial policy of this website. So why, pretty maid, aren’t they showing?

boobs not bombs shirt

According to the person who kindly emailed this photo, it was taken at the “Global Day of Action” rally in San Francisco on Saturday, March 20th, 2004.

March 5th, 2004

Gagged In Protest Of Whitebread Vaginas

As you know we sometimes show fully clothed protesters if they have displayed themselves in some entertaining fashion. Here are some ladies who have gagged themselves in protest against a production of the Vagina Monologues because women of “a variety of skin colors, body sizes, abilities and gender expressions” were not adequately represented:

gagged vagina protesters

Seems to me these ladies could have taken a good first step toward solving the problem they were complaining about, if only they had protested naked. No?

The Oregon Daily Emerald has the whole story.

March 1st, 2004

Homeless People Having Sex

OK, here’s a naked protest unlike any other:

“During the last week there has been a boom of actions in Stockholm that has put light into the untenable situation of the homeless people. Among other things occupations and different kind of manifestations, and performances. The latest one was when a love couple made love freely on the Sergels plaza in the absolute centre of the town to remind that homeless people do have a sex life.

The police interfered after about 1 1/2 hour without any further explanations and drove the playful love couple to the social jour so that they there could get some help with a place for their loveplay.

Everyone involved were glad and smiled.”

Of course you are waiting for the pictures:

sexual protest in Stockholm

sex protest in public square in sweden

homeless sex protest in swedend

February 21st, 2004

National Penis Day

James sends along this link and writes:

National Penis Day in New Zealand last September [’03] was organized by a TV
presenter called Alex Behan (I think he is the guy with the megaphone) in
protest over health adverts which were banned from showing male genitals.

These are clothes optional martyrs who shall go straight to naked Valhalla!

It looks like a lot of fun:

national penis day

nude girls at national penis day demonstration

naked women with dirty feet and pretty asses at national penis day celebration

Thanks, James!

February 17th, 2004

More Nude PETA Cuties

From Nudist News and kindly forwarded by Dr. Menlo, more naked PETA goodness. First, an objection to Colonel Sanders’ best Kentucky Fried Chicken:

KFC chick torture

“KFC Stop Torturing Chicks!”

Next, a lovely Parisian anti-fur Valentine:

nude in Paris

February 2nd, 2004

Here I Stand, I Will Not Be Shoed

Looks like this guy is taking off his shoes to be completely naked:

older man gets naked in front of line of riot police

Alas, as happens all too often, no details.

January 28th, 2004

Silenced and Waiting For Arrest

Once again, no back story to go with this picture, but these girls have put tape on their mouths and they are holding their wrists out for the cuffs. If this isn’t a protest, I’ll eat my metaphorical hat:

six asian girls protesting with gags on their mouths

The picture comes from EZ Bondage; Blogtied: The Bondage Blog found the link.

January 21st, 2004

Some More Naked PETA Protesters

Here’s another crew of naked PETA people hiding behind their banner. I’m still not clear on this, what’s the point of getting naked and then getting coy?

animal painted nude peta protesters hiding behind a banner

Thanks to Shell at Across the Atlantic for sending along the link.

January 8th, 2004

Naked Anti-Forestry Activists On Heavy Equipment

This photograph from Murdoch Environmental Green Action is a little light on nudity (those fig leaves are such a cop-out) but the heavy equipment and the armed cops add enough drama to make this a classic of its kind.

naked anti-forestry activists

The web page dates from March 2001 and the photograph is captioned simply: “Nude protesters halt clearing of Dalyellup Tuart forest”.

January 7th, 2004

The Biker Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva being the patron saint of all nude protesters, I cannot resist posting this bit of art even though I don’t have an artist credit for it. If anybody can help with that, I’ll be in your debt.

Lady Godiva on a motorcycle

January 5th, 2004

Anti-Capitalist Naked Guy

Here’s a scene from what the BBC described as an anti-capitalist demonstration at London’s Oxford Circus on May Day, 2001:

cheerful nude man with 'human' written on his chest

Captioned: “Rain and Cold Did Not Deter Protesters”

January 2nd, 2004

Naked Protesters…Rehearsing

Here’s an indoor shot of naked protesters “rehearsing” for the “No GM Ambush” on November 16, 2003, in Parliament Square, London:

naked protesters rehearsing indoors

Larger version here, courtesy of Bare Witness.

December 20th, 2003

Nude At The Brazilian Congress

Here are some photos of the lovely Carla Santos, a 21-year-old cutie who (on May 24th, 2001) went streaking around the National Congress building in Brasilia to protest against the president of Brazil:

beautiful brazilian woman carla santos protests nude in public

pretty brazilian girl carla santos protesting naked in public

The magazine Brazzil has the whole story:

Carla Santos, 21, the president of Ubes (Uni o Brasileira de Estudantes Brazilian Union of Students) went a step further: she left all her clothes on the lawn facing the Congress and, naked, entered a moat built around the congress with the purpose to avoid that demonstrations got too close to the building. She sang the national anthem, shouted slogans against the President, and ran on the lawn. Over Carla’s naked body, there were short protest messages like CPI (Parliamentary Committee Enquiry) and Out FHC, which is an abbreviation for Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Bottomless, she semicovered her breasts with a Ubes’s flag. Her exposition lasted close to 30 minutes.

December 12th, 2003

Delicious Nudity At the World Social Forum

There are some excellent nude photos (and video!) from the World Social Forum in Brazil in January of 2003. Indymedia has the story, which it characterizes as a nude protest against police brutality:

Police did what police do best when they violently attacked protesters and bystanders on the last day of the World Social Forum. It started when a Mapuche woman who was attending the WSF and staying at the international youth camp was arrested with charges of “obscene acts” for bathing nude in a river. Activists saw this and organized over 400 people to protest by nonviolently taking their clothes off in solidarity. When the nude protest left the youth camp to march downtown the police attacked. After injuring and arresting some of the the nude protesters the police lashed out at journalists and bystanders. An unknown number of people were hospitalized or arrested as a result of the police assault.

Here are some of the naked protesters:

cute nude woman in crowd and wearing a veil

pretty woman with beautiful breasts in a nude communal outdoor shower scene

beautiful nude protester in torchlit crowd at night

That may have been a protest, but it also looks like one heck of a party.

December 8th, 2003

Naked And Making The Cops Work

Here’s a picture of Vincent Bethell, the so-called “naked nutter” who gave the London cops such a merry time of it back in the late 1990s:

Vincent Bethell waves his willie and makes the cops get wet

December 4th, 2003

Naked Blarney

Here’s a cute naked vegan whose St. Paddy’s Day blarney seems not to be impressing the stalwart policemen of Chicago:

nude vegan girl needs a kiss

Possibly it’s because veganism isn’t popular in the erstwhile “Stockyards of America?”

November 27th, 2003

Naked in Parliament Square

Thanks to an alert reader for pointing me to this Yahoo News coverage of a recent nude protest against genetically modified foods:

nude frolicking in Parliament Square

From the Yahoo caption: “Naked protesters from the campaign group, go to perform a protest against genetically modified foods, in Parliament Square, London, Sunday Nov. 16, 2003, prior to the visit of U.S. President George Bush next week.”

November 27th, 2003

Gagging GreenPeace

It’s not nude, but doesn’t the bondage angle add a sufficient prurient element? Here are some earnest Green Peace girls gagged:

green peace girls with gagged mouths

Thanks to Bondage Blog for the picture.

November 25th, 2003

A Simple Naked Life

A nice diversity of body types and pretty smiles here. Again, as is all too common, I don’t have any data on who the protesters are or exactly what they want.

pretty nude girls with banner

November 23rd, 2003

Unclear On The Concept

Here are a couple of ladies who are unclear on this whole naked protest concept. “We shaved our pubic hair. Read our lips. No more Bush.” On a sign?

two cute blondes who claim they shaved their pubic hair in a lame gesture toward anti-bush protest

C’mon, you expect us to believe that? Talk about half measures! Lame….

November 21st, 2003

PETA Girls Naked In Chains

The always-reliable and frequently-pretty PETA girls are at it again, this time stripping down and chaining up in sympathy with the logging elephants of Thailand.

nude girl in chains for elephants

bondage nude chained for elephants

But wouldn’t this protest be more effective (not to mention more visually interesting) if she took this outfit outside and wore it while dragging a teak log down the street on the end of a chain?

November 20th, 2003

Bare Your Bum At Bush

According to this link, the London protests were supposed to include mass moonings of President Bush. Did it happen? Does anybody have pictures? C’mon, the world waits!

Thanks to Shell for sending along the link.

November 20th, 2003

Naked In Handcuffs

Unfortunately, this is another picture without context. There’s obviously a protest going on, but more than that, we do not know:

nude woman with pretty breasts being handcuffed by police

However, more naked protesters should be as pretty as this!

November 19th, 2003

Naked For Scrawny Cows

nude against BGH

November 15th, 2003

Gagged In Protest

Another picture lacking in backstory. This cute lady has the look of a celebrity about her, and if you study the image she’s sitting in a car on a public street. This looks to me like one of those “appear in public with our mouths taped shut to protest the censorship of fill-in-the-blank” scenarios:

tape gagged woman protesting in public

Thanks to Bondage Blog for the photo. By now you know the drill, write in if you know the story behind the picture!

November 14th, 2003

Nude Vegan Streaker Dude

No background for this picture, alas, although the URL on the nude guy’s back appears to be for the PETA spinoff vegan site

nude vegan dude

Anybody know date and place and details?

November 13th, 2003

Naked Beggar Not Real

Pieter from South Africa writes to let us know that this picture is, as suspected, not real. He says it’s from a South African movie made by Leon Schuster – the beggar on the left in the picture. Thanks Pieter for the straight dope!

November 11th, 2003

Fucking For Virginity

Here’s a photo which makes up for its lack of nudity by its earthy message: “Bombing for Peace is Like Fucking For Virginity.”

Earnest counter-culture women with fucking-for-virginity protest sign

The picture has a certain staged artistry about it, but it’s amusing for all that.

November 10th, 2003

More Fetching Nude Fox Hunters

Presumably from the same protest as this photo, we have two lovely nude British ladies in body paint that looks like fetching riding costumes:

sexy british fox hunters in body paint

Thanks to Power Line for the photo.

November 6th, 2003

Unhappiness With Our Concept

Obviously does not agree with many of the sentiments in the letter that follows. In our view sexuality is in the eye of the beholder. If someone shares their nudity with the world in an effort to get attention, they can’t complain when the observers say “Hey, that’s sexy!” (Or rather, they can complain, being free people; but they should expect to be laughed at for it.) Furthermore, we utterly reject the suggestion that nudity, or celebration of it in any form, including this one, is degrading to anyone or encourages “rape and other forms of criminal behavior.”

Having said all that, here’s a letter we recently got:

I checked out your web-page as I am a subscriber to the newsgroup.

As I am interested in helping social and public nudity gain some social credibility, I do not feel that having links to commercial porn sites gives you the right idea about nude demonstrations.

Most social activists (particularly the women), although they are not prudes or anti-sex, do not like pornography as they feel that it is degrading to men and women as well as encouraging rape and other forms of criminal behaviour.

Bodyfreedom is about helping to restructure social and political attitudes to help create a more understanding, just, and honest human race.

It is not about promoting sexual vilification or promiscuous sex, and we have a hard enough time trying to convince people that naturism and public nude recreation is not a perverted practice and is not about sex except in appropriate settings.

Regards, Dario Western (Larrikin70)

November 6th, 2003

Naked And Bloody In Restraint Of Trade

Here’s a picture of some anti World Trade Organization protesters who stripped naked, poured fake blood on themselves, and cavorted on American flags. According to this article, the event took place in Sydney, Australia, in 2002. The lovely young ladies in question are identified as Anna Clark (19), Amy Minshull (22), and Anne-Lise Ahfat (18).

nude teen protesters in Australia

Has anybody got a bigger better picture of this event? I’m sure the readership would enjoy a closer look at these girls.

November 6th, 2003

European Anti-fur Street Nudity

We are deeply indebted to Bas, who very kindly sent along these photographs he took of anti-fur protesters in Antwerp, Belgium. Bas reports that he took the photos on October 4, 2003. These attractive folks were shouting “Liever naakt dan in bond!” which means “I prefer naked over fur!”

naked anti-fur protesters in Antwerp

naked anti-fur protesters in Antwerp

naked anti-fur protesters in Antwerp

naked anti-fur protesters in Antwerp

Bas, thanks ever so much for sharing your pictures!

November 4th, 2003

More On The Chilean Nakedness

Shell from Across the Atlantic very kindly wrote in with more information about the Chilean naked protester being hauled off by the lady cops in this picture. She blogged it even before Bacchus did, but the post alas did not survive when she merged her blog with The Group Captain’s. She confirms the Chilean connection reported here and adds that the Chilean protestors had a permit to protest the Iraq war in a park. Of course they could not contain their enthusiasm within park boundaries, so when they decided to take their show on the road, they were arrested. Shell’s original blog post title: “Keep Your Naked Asses In The Park.” Thanks, Shell!

November 4th, 2003

The Simple Bear Necessities

PETA is at it again – this time with some hunky guys for your ogling pleasure. Sorry ladies, no full monty pictures seem to be available. Will someone please tell these naked protesters that hiding behind their banners spoils the effect?

hunky naked PETA guys

These respectful gentlemen include Hungarian Zsolt Kopre, and they are shown protesting in London outside Buckingham Palace, in late October 2003. They object, it seems, to the bearskin hats of the Queen’s Guard.

October 31st, 2003

Protesting Poverty

I don’t know if this photo is real. It came without context and the faces look as if they may have been uncharitably photoshopped. But if the photo is real, it’s naked protest of a sort:

naked and begging

Update: It’s from a movie.

October 30th, 2003

Y2K? Or Nukes?

Here’s an older one, from San Francisco in 1999. A bunch of folks went for a naked stroll down Van Ness. The Chronicle said they were trying to raise consciousness about Y2K issues, but they are quoted as chanting classic anti-nuke chants. Possibly, as often happens in San Francisco, the protest was the only thing the protesters all had in common. Anyway, here’s a shot of the naked streets:

nudes on Van Ness

Thanks to Naked For Peace for the picture and the details.

October 28th, 2003

A Lot Of Backsides For Justice

Here we have the Women of the Brisbane Neighbors for Peace and Justice showing flesh for “peace and justice for all members of the human family”.

naked bottoms for peace and justice

The picture was taken on San Bruno Mountain in San Mateo, California. This page at Bare Witness explains it all.

October 27th, 2003

Hairy Buttocks For Peace

This photo was taken during an anti-war protest in Santiago, Chili. This news story here explains these hairy male asses:

naked guys protesting for peace in Chili

October 26th, 2003

Nice Bumper Sticker

Here’s an anti-globalization protester with cute buns:

cute naked anti-globalization activist

Found at BodyFreedom.Org, which reports that the original news caption for this photo was as follows: “Two nude female anti-G8 protesters, one with a slogan painted on her back, take to the streets in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Saturday, May 31, 2003.”

October 26th, 2003

No Bull

The annual naked protesting of the running of the bulls at Pamplona. This year:

PETA girl nude at Pamplona

This news story provides context and a caption: “A PETA activist has her say during the protest in Pamplona.”

Last year was fun too:

peta girl nude at bullfight

Thanks to these folks for the story (plus they have more pics and info.)

October 25th, 2003


Here’s a classic image from the long-running PETA campaign against fur. The lovely Lisa Franzetta shares her tawny flanks with us from the electronic pages of

Lisa Franzetta - naked PETA activist in a cage

Nude women in cages on the public streets, what’s not to like?

October 24th, 2003

And Such Pretty Lips They Are

From Doctor Menlo (alas, the permalink is kerflunkt) comes this pretty lady with a message for Herr Ashcroft: “Read my lips! No Drug War!”

pretty smiling nude against the war on drugs

Doesn’t she have an infectious smile?

October 23rd, 2003

Bold Reynard’s Pursuers

Although this blog will endeavor to remain more or less neutral on the underlying causes which inspire all the nudity herein (although we retain the right to laugh at silly people, even attractive naked ones), one cannot ignore the fact that nudity-inspiring causes are often progressive. Thus, there is a refreshing novelty to the sight of a little conservative flesh, especially when it’s as pretty as this:

fox hunting ladies show their pretty breasts

These ladies from the Caerphilly Hunt are in town and representing for traditional British fox hunting rural values! Or so it would appear from the picture.

Thanks to no lesser a worthy than Instapundit for the link.

October 22nd, 2003

Naked in Cancun – This is a Protest?

Here’s a protest that looks amazingly similar to a vacation:

naked in cancun

From the Yahoo News caption: “Naked protesters spell out ‘No WTO’ in the sand with their bodies during a protest against the upcoming ministerial World Trade Organization Meeting in Cancun, September 8, 2003.”

October 21st, 2003


Hello everyone, and welcome to Naked Protesters! All over the world, people are getting naked to get attention and to promote their causes. The purpose of this blog is to give them a little bit more of the attention they so obviously crave. We here at Naked Protesters don’t propose to judge the causes being promoted; rather, we see it as our job to celebrate the flesh that gets exposed in the process. Nudity is beautiful, folks, and these activists are freely baring and sharing it with us all. Here’s to them!

October 21st, 2003

A Classic Nude Carry

I’ve liked this picture ever since I first saw it on Erosblog. The Yahoo news story where it originally appeared is long gone, so the cause in which this lady got nude is forgotten, but what we have here is a female naked protester getting arrested and hauled away by a matched set of five uniformed policewomen:

nude protester being carried by policewomen

October 21st, 2003

How You Can Help

We would like to make this the authoritative central repository of outraged and committed public nudity. You can help!

We have lots of historical naked protester pictures to post here, and more turn up with every Google search. So we don’t really need pointers to those, unless you have a special favorite. What we do need is help spotting the new ones as they come up. This is particularly vital because a lot of news organizations run photos like this only briefly, and remove them at the first complaint. So if you see a current news story on naked protesters, please send the link – and if you can, save and attach the photo in case it’s gone by the time we get to it.

Also, if you see a picture here that doesn’t identify the cause or the activist shown, and you know who, what, or why – by all means please send along that info. These people got naked for us, they deserve all the exposure we can give them!

Finally, be aware that to protect your privacy, you’ll be credited as “a reader” or by your first name only (if you give one). If you’d prefer the use of a full name or handle, or would like your “Thanks to” credit linked to a website, please be sure to say so!