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any thoughts on this NY Bikers protesting bike lane in hasidic neighborhood.

Too cold for nude protest, NYC bikers switch gears

NEW YORK – Bicyclists who planned to go topless to protest the removal of a New York City bike lane have switched gears. Some pinned plastic breasts over their jackets as they rolled into a snowstorm.

Dozens of protesters biked through an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn on Saturday.

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Aasiyah

Asked by Aasiyah at 9:10 PM on Dec. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • 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 rather a concern for safety for the children being dropped off by school buses.

    The protesters planned to read through the streets without their tops, but wintry weather forced them to stay dressed.

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

    Answer by Aasiyah at 9:11 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • idiots looking for attention by other idiots
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • ha! thats my old neighborhood, they're all nuts there,lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

  • How nasty and rude of those bikers. Wow! Chasidic Jews are very religious people, I would never think to be so disrespectful!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 AM on Dec. 20, 2009

  • I don't know if the bikers are protesting the fact that the bike lane is in an orthodox Jewish neighborhood or that a bike lane has been removed.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:19 AM on Dec. 20, 2009

  • I think there are better ways to reach compromis on issues. With respect and dignity.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:15 AM on Dec. 20, 2009

  • Poor behavior and they certainly aren't helping their cause.
    Marwill

    Answer by Marwill at 8:34 AM on Dec. 20, 2009

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