The Local reports on an action by German Pirate Party activists, who took to a number of German airports over the weekend in their underwear to protest the potential implementation of airport scanners that “see” under ones clothes:
Scantily cladsupporters demonstrated over the at several German airports to show their opposition to controversial “naked” planned for security checks.
Despite the frigid temperatures outside, the protesters assembled nearly naked groups at airports in Berlin,and on Sunday afternoon. The participants stripped down to their underpants, marching behinds signs that read: “No need to scan us – we’re already naked.”
A statement on the party’s website said they opposed the new security scanners because they threaten the “private sphere and therights of passengers.”
Germany’sprotection commissioner, , warned officials last week not to rush the implementation of the full-body scanners at airport security stations following a failed terrorist attack in the last month.