A dozen topless, mud-smeared people wearing loincloths danced and banged their drums in front of Symantec's headquarters in Eugene, Oregon, yesterday in a wordless demonstration of protest.
They also scrawled "Autonomy for All" in chalk on the pavement outside the utilities software supplier's building.
The incident is believed to have started after a range of businesses, including Symantec, issued complaints when a 16 year-old girl, Jesikah Allen, took off her top in public and was rowdy.
Allen was arrested for disorderly conduct, but not for being topless as there is no law against this in Eugene. But Symantec said there should be, and asked the City Council to pass an ordinance banning nudity, bad language, rubbish and grafitti in the local shopping mall.
City Hall is currently investigating the issue.
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