Two Americans arrested after attempted nude protest

Two American women have been arrested in downtown Moscow for attempting to stage a naked animal-rights protest.

The two PETA activists were arrested near the World Trade Centre, where they planned to voice their concern about Moscow’s growing sales of natural leather and furs.

The women had barely taken out their banners, let alone taken off their clothes, before police arrested them for picketing and bundled them into a van.

PETA, or “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals,” is known worldwide for its provocative ads and campaigns.

Back in February the group was in the media spotlight with its controversial “Veggie Love” advertisement. The ad featured a risqué mix of women in bikinis playing with vegetables in a number of ways, all of which had sexual undertones, with the supposed message of protecting animals by going vegetarian or vegan.

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