FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th @ 2 PM – Dept. 622 in the Civil Court, located at 400 McAllister Street in S.F.
The Appellate Division of the San Francisco Superior Court will hear the appeal in the case of Gypsy Taub who was arrested on the first day of the nudity ban (February 1st/2013) along with 3 other body freedom activists (George Davis, Trey Allen and Dany DeVero). They were found guilty earlier this year even though the arrests were made in violation of the 1st amendment and in violation of the nudity ban itself. According to the San Francisco Police Code Section 154 (the nudity ban) public nudity is punishable by a citation. Instead, the SFPD arrested and detained the nudist activists for an hour which technically constitutes judicial kidnapping under the color of law. In infraction cases arrests can only be made if someone refuses to present their identification to the officer or refuses to sign the citation. On February 1st four people were arrested even though they did present their IDs and were never asked to sign a citation. Besides the above violations the arrests were illegal on the grounds of 1st amendment. All four activists were arrested in the middle of a political protest in front of the SF City Hall. Gypsy Taub was arrested in the middle of her speech while George Davis was arrested minutes after he announced his candidacy for District 8 Supervisor.
A class action lawsuit against the City of San Francisco was filed in Federal court last year. The trial is set for July of 2014.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th @ 12 NOON @ JANE WARNER PLAZA, SF – PROTEST AGAINST THE NUDITY BAN & BODY FREEDOM PARADE– Jane Warner Plaza is located at the intersection of Market & Castro.
IN CASE OF RAIN the protest will be held at the Center for Sex and Culture at 1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103.
San Francisco body freedom activists will have a body freedom parade and a protest against the infamous nudity ban. The protest will be documented by a television crew from Germany for one of the biggest reports about nudist for the Saturday prime time program on German TV.
I hope to see you there!