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Man Strips off Clothes to Protest TSA

 
 
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It's not the first time, but it's still attracting lots of attention: a man stripped off all his clothes in the Portland airport and stood in the nude to protest the TSA, leading to security lanes being closed and, um, passengers averting their eyes.

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From the AP:

Police say the Portland man was arrested for investigation of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.

The Oregonian reports the Port of Portland summary said Brennan "disrobed completely naked" while going through a security screening area.

He later told authorities he flies often and "disrobed as a form of protest against TSA (Transportation Security Administration) screeners he felt were harassing him."

Watch the rather earnest local newscast below.

HuffPo notes this isn't the first such incident:

A string of incidents involving stripping and the TSA has taken over the news in the past. In November 2010, a college student stripped to a Speedo in protest and in December 2010, a wheelchair-user from Oklahoma stripped into lingerie for a patdown.

 

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at April 18, 2012, 6:50am

 
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