Female traveler ‘goes nude’ at Beirut airport to protest smoking ban

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  1. sobore
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    http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/12/23/256568.html

    A Ukrainian female traveler went nude on Saturday at Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport to protest smoking ban in all closed public spaces, according to media reports.

    MTV Lebanon website reported that the traveler removed her clothes and held a sign calling for lifting the ban on smoking inside the airport. The incident caused commotion among travelers and prompted airport security to arrest her.

    Egypt’s Gate Al Ahram also reported the incident quoting airport security sources. But in a phone call with a general security official, he refused to confirm or deny the incident.

    A picture circulated on social media showed the alleged woman approached by Lebanese security forces.

    In a country considered a "smokers' paradise," the law took effect a year ago in airports, hospitals and schools, but took hold on a wider basis in September 2012, also banning tobacco advertisements criticized for luring youths into the habit, according to a report by AFP.


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    Hmm.... so they're not sure she's a woman? :D

    Obvously they mean "accused woman."
     
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