World naked bike ride comes to Brazil

  11 March 2018    Read: 2256
World naked bike ride comes to Brazil

Thousands of naked cyclists took to the streets of Sao Paolo, protesting against the effects of pollution as well as the lack of bike lanes in the country.

The march was also aimed at denouncing the recklessness of some drivers and raising awareness about the hundreds of deaths which occur due to traffic accidents of fellow cyclists yearly.

"It's your lack of respect that's vulgar". "Obscene traffic", "Out of cars" and "Your haste is worth a life" were some of the slogans painted on the protestors' bodies.

"The drivers don't respect cyclists; in recent years the death toll has been growing and that's why I cam here today," said one of them, a 45-year-old saleswoman.

In Sao Paolo alone, 37 cyclists died in 2017, a 23.3% increase compared to the previous year.

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