Williamsburg, NY – Due to Weather Bikers Chicken Out from Naked Protest


    Due to Weather Bikers Chicken Out from Naked Protest(Katie Sokoler/Gothamist)Williamsburg, NY – Bicyclists who planned to go topless to protest the removal of a Brooklyn bike lane have switched gears.

    Dozens of protestors biked through an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of the Williamsburg section on Saturday fully dressed.

    Bike messenger Heather Loop organized the event. She says the lane was removed because the neighborhood’s Hasidic Jews “can’t handle scantily clad women.”

    Some Hasids say the issue is not showing leg, but safety for children being dropped off by school buses.

    The protestors had said it would ride through the streets without their tops, but wintry weather forced them to stay dressed.

    The bikers tactics did not amuse faithful Hasids leaving synagogue services with their families on the Sabbath.

    (Katie Sokoler/Gothamist)

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