Oregon: Protesting against fossil fuel and the burning of non renewable energy, the people of Portland in the last week end took the street on their cycles. But there was a unique twist to the race as the cyclist irrespective of their gender dropped down their clothes and had put up a complete nude display. Thousands of cyclists took part in the 12th Annual World Naked Bike Ride.
As the riders cruised through town, bar and restaurant patrons poured out into the streets to watch, with some cheering and others even stripping down in solidarity.The rides are held in more than 75 U.S. cities and in more than 20 other countries, but Portland’s is believed to be the largest. Unlike events in other cities, the Portland ride works with local police, being considered as a protest. Officers direct traffic during what is generally a trouble-free event.