The mass gathering for was called off in May due to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to spread across Oregon. But as people continue to recreate outdoors, that leaves room for individual acts of protest close to home, organizers said. The World Naked Bike Ride is officially a protest against dependency on oil, and protesters often show up for other causes, like body positivity and cyclist safety. Public nudity is actually illegal in Portland , but court rulings have made an exception for protests. The Portland Police Bureau said in the past it has allowed people to participate in the World Naked Bike Ride as long as they stay on the route with the rest of the riders.
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Court records show Robert Burck, 51, who is widely known for wearing only white briefs, boots and a cowboy hat while playing a brightly colored guitar, was arrested Saturday while performing at the annual event on Florida's Atlantic coast. Burck is a regular at Bike Week. Daytona Beach police said Burck was arrested after officers spotted people tucking dollar bills into his guitar after taking photographs. He was released from jail Sunday morning following a first appearance hearing, Volusia County court records show. An attorney for Burck, of Woodside, New York, was not listed on court records. Video on Burck's Facebook page, The Naked Cowboy, showed him performing and taking pictures with fans Saturday morning.
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Adrienne Cutway , Web Editor. The footage from the Daytona Beach Police Department starts with an officer motioning for Burck to get away from a crowd that had formed on the sidewalk on Main Street near Fern Lane. Warning: Video contains graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised. Initially, officers told him he was detained and would receive a notice to appear in court.
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