Not How I Would Protest in the Mideast…

… and no doubt many readers are glad for that!

But a Ukranian woman stripped naked in the Beirut airport to protest Lebanon’s smoking ban.

..[T]he traveler removed her clothes and held a sign calling for lifting the ban on smoking inside the airport.

..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.

Smokers caught lighting up in a closed public space face a $90 penalty, while restaurant or cafe owners who turn a blind eye to offenders could be fined anything from $900 to $2,700, AFP reported.

If you must, there’s a photo at this link.

(HT: sobore on Milepoint)

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  1. I don’t know why anyone would protest this way. I also don’t know why anyone would go to Lebanon, especially with what’s going on right next door in Syria. She’s crazy, on two counts.

  2. There are a lot of stunningly beautiful women from the Ukraine. She’s not one of them. (can’t say you didn’t warn me before posting the link)

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