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'Naked' cyclists stage protest over poor road safety in Lima

Lima, Sun, 11 Mar 2012 ANI

Lima, Mar 11(ANI): Hundreds of scantily clad and nude took to the streets of Peru's capital, Lima to highlight poor safety on the city's roads.


Campaigners claimed that thousands have been killed due to reckless driving.


Many cyclists painted slogans and signs on their bare skin as a mark of protest, the BBC reports.


Reports said the convoy cut off roads along an 11 kilometres (6.8 mile) route through the main thoroughfares of Lima.bout 300 and 500 cyclists are estimated to have taken part in the protest.


Cyclists highlighted a number of complaints, such as not having a dedicated cycle lane.


"I have gone naked because it's the way to raise awareness of our rights for example the bicycle lanes that are never free, there are always taxis parked, police sleeping," protester Milagro Esquivel was quoted, as saying. (ANI)


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