Protest in your underwear if you’re not ‘uptight’

Thousands of people have taken part in a run in their underwear to protest against what they feel are overly conservative laws in the US state of Utah.

Men and women trotted along the wide roads in nothing more than their underpants, knickers, bikinis or nightgowns as part of the annual Undie Run event, which fights for adequate social freedoms.

Nate Porter, the organiser of the event, aimed to tackle the strict ‘properness’ of the state-government, by getting frustrated Utah natives to take part.

Running through Salt Lake City, some protesters decorated their bodies with slogans such as ‘Judge not lest ye be judged’ and ‘I’m open on Sunday’. Participants in support of gay marriage, painted their bodies with slogans supporting same-sex couples.

Salt Lake City has punished the idea of gay marriages as it is the home of the Mormon Church.

Porter told the Salt Lake Tribune: “I think so many people have all these misconceptions about Utahns because the angry, uptight ones are so vocal. And I’d like to see that change, even just a little.

‘I am so sick of hearing all the crazy things Utah is known for, like the liquor laws, and don’t even get me started on Prop. 8. I want to show a more interesting side of Utah.”

Up to 3,000 people were estimated to have taken part in the run.


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