12 Jun '11, 11am

See Pictures: Naked cyclist movement in Chile

See Pictures: Naked cyclist movement in Chile

Seven bicyclists were arrested on Saturday for moral offenses as the Chilean saw its first edition of the World Naked Bike Ride, which was taking place in cities around the world. -- PHOTO: AP SANTIAGO - SEVEN bicyclists were arrested on Saturday for moral offenses as the Chilean saw its first edition of the World Naked Bike Ride, which was taking place in cities around the world. The cyclists began their route fully clothed in a residential neighborhood and stripped off much of their clothing during the ride to arrive at the Plaza Italia either partially or completely nude. The ride in Santiago was part of the World Naked Bike Ride, a global event created in 2004 to protest oil dependency and call attention to cyclist rights. Protesters in Chile hoped to raise awareness about their rights to safe travel in the streets of the Chilean capital, where cycling has gained popul...

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