Freedom of expression – nakedness in a public place – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 1st, 2013 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, public order by sally

“Mr Gough wishes to walk up and down the UK naked. Others do not approve of this, so his progress has been somewhat stop-start. This appeal concerns a brief and inglorious autumnal outing in Halifax. He was released from the local nick at 11.30 am on 25 October 2012, wearing only walking boots, socks, a hat, a rucksack and a compass on a lanyard around his neck. ‘He was otherwise naked and his genitalia were on plain view.’ He then walked through Halifax town centre for about 15 minutes.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st October 2013