‘Fleshmob’ strips off to protest body scans

SMH CRAIG PLATT January 14, 2010 German protesters have demonstrated against the planned introduction of body scanners at airports by stripping down to their underwear and, in some cases, beyond.

The group of protesters, calling itself a ‘Fleshmob’, converged on Germany’s Berlin-Tegel airport this week, writing messages on their bodies and handing out leaflets voicing their concerns about the new scanners’ invasion of privacy.

The scanners have been branded “virtual strip searches” because they see though clothing, producing a ghostly naked image.

Some rough English translations from Openureyes:
“was zu verbergen?” – “something to hide?”
“windel” – “diaper”
“verpixelt” – “pixelated”
“lass die hosen runter” – “let your pants down”
“für FKK Flüge” – “flying naturist”

For more from the SMH go here.

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