Hippie Berkeley Protesters Strip Down For... Trees?
It's Monday and we're all sure this week is going to go down hill fast, so let's start the week with a "oh boy this is crazy" story. Berkeley protesters recently spoke out on trees being cleared from a field.
Did we mention they were naked?
As completed expected, none of them were people you'd ever want to see naked...
An estimated 50-75 people took part in a staged protest today at a eucalyptus grove on the UC Berkeley campus, many of them stripping naked in doing so, to make clear their opposition to a proposed FEMA-funded tree-clearing program in the East Bay hills.
The event was orchestrated by the Tree Spirit Project whose mission is “to raise awareness of the critical role trees play in our lives, both globally and personally.” Jack Gescheidt, who founded the project, does this partly by taking fine-art photographs of people, often naked, communing with trees and nature.
Gescheidt gave a “stirring talk” defending the eucalyptus trees, which he said have been wrongly identified as a fire risk. He then directed the volunteers who had shown up in a dress rehearsal as they posed artfully, fully clothed, against the large trees. Then many of the volunteers stripped off and resumed their poses for photographs to be taken. The shoot took about two hours, Friedman said.
We're not going to share any more of the pictures on this site because, eww gross. If you haven't eaten yet, go here.
My question is...did yes mean yes when these trees were sexually assaulted?