Don’t Do This in San Francisco, Fined!

San Francisco is home to 7.4 million inhabitants with a population density of around 17.179 people per square mile makes the second most populous city in the United States after New York City, thus saving a lot of past history, including the famous story about the California Gold Rush.

No need to wonder when San Francisco became a city of internationally top tourist destination, ranking 33rd out of the 100 most visited cities worldwide, and is renowned for its chilly summer fog, nature fascinates with steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture.

Tourists certainly have many choices when visiting this city, along the ancient past, old buildings, a mixture of Victorian architecture and modern architecture, and its famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and a lively Chinatown.

The city is also known as a very liberal city, the various movements that are considered odd, or even distorted in other places, it was accepted with open arms in this city. For example, movement of equal rights for gays and nudists, aka a group of people who enjoy nude.

Freedom is apparently wants to be restricted, Scott Wiener, a member of the legislative council of the City of San Francisco from Democratic Party, for example, has proposed draft legislation that would ban the nudists entered the restaurant and requires them to lay or coat a chairs in public places where they are going to sit with a towel .

Someone will be fined $ 100 on the first offense, $ 200 on a second offense, and $ 1,000 plus one year in jail if caught breaking for the third time or more.

Certainly not a common sight for tourists visiting this city, especially when tourists stray into a public park Jane Warner Plaza, near the intersection of The Castro and Market Street. The area is known as a center of nudists activity in San Francisco, which became the center of the gay movement in the 1960s and the 1970s.

Of course this raises the responses, especially from the nudists, as quoted by AFP news agency, Woody Miller, 55, said, "I love to walk around nude on a sunny day because I like the touch of sunlight and free air on my skin," said Miller.

According to Miller, these regulations don’t need to be made into official regulations. It has been stipulated in the 'user guide for nudists'.

(Sources Kompas, AFP /Images Darmansjah and D Barret)


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