Riot cops called after gang of ogling youths were told to ‘get nude or get lost’ by bathers
A MASS brawl was sparked on a French nudist beach when a group of local youths turned up and refused to strip.
Fists flew at La Teste-de-Buch, in Arcachon, when around ten ‘clothed’ youths headed into the nude zone and walked among the naked bathers.
When asked to strip, the youths “acted provocatively” and started pestering naked female beach-goers, it’s claimed.
The teens were said to be “staring” at the naked women, – which is a clear breach of France’s nude beach etiquette.
Their behaviour prompted other beach-goers to confront the men, telling them to either “get nude or get lost”.
The argument escalated into a fight of clothed versus unclothed, with punches thrown, sand flung in people’s eyes, and insults hurled left and right, according to reports.
With plenty of witnesses on hand, it wasn’t long before someone alerted the authorities and a unit of the riot control CRS police raced onto the beach in a four-wheeler to calm the scene.
Two of the alleged aggressors, both from nearby Bordeaux, were caught by police after attempting to flee the scene, only to be let free later in the day.
A police investigation continues.
Nude bathing is said to be booming in France, but so are the problems with ‘undesirable visitors’.
Earlier this month, a 40-year-old British man was charged with “capturing and possessing images of child pornography” after taking a large number of photos of young women and girls at a nudist beach in southern France.