Photographer's Note

Adam, you may remove this one, though I think it's quite informative.
Today june 9th, a naturist bike ride was to happen worldwide in 10 countries and for the first time in Paris, the event is initiated by Coordinadora de Colectivos Ciclonudistas de Aragón, a spanish organization concerned by environmental problems and who advocates for city bikes against cars, which they see as one of the main pollution factors... (I would quite agree with them, except for taking off my clothes in the streets.)

I heard the thing on the radio, when I woke up this morning and thought it could be quite funny to see.

About 200-300 people were to gather at Reuilly Park in Paris at 2PM, waiting for the police authorization, which didn't come... around 3PM, the managers announced naturism wasn't allowed through Paris. A couple of people started to undress and someone called for an independant ride, most of the attendants still with clothes on. At this moment I left and took a bus, that was my luck... after a few hundred meters, I heard something behind the bus, some shouts... I walked out at the next station...

The independant riders had stopped and started to undress totally or partially, bare breast for some women. I was in the midst of them at the right place, at the right moment.

They went up on their bikes, I then couldn't follow : the bike ride was supposed to continue to the Opera place, crossing half of Paris through popular boulevards. Hearing the police car horns, I suppose they didn't go that far...

Glory to all revolutionaries. Be them half, fully naked or even "sans-culottes".

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