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Cyclists protest lane closure in Williamsburg

(JTA) — Bicyclists protested the removal of a bike lane through the fervently Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.

The protesters reportedly had planned to ride topless through the neighborhood at the end of Shabbat on Saturday night — the bike lane reportedly was removed because the Chasidic community is offended by scantily dressed riders.

Extreme cold and the beginning of a snowstorm in New York caused the several dozen cyclists to remain fully clothed, however, though some pinned plastic breasts over their jackets, The Associated Press reported. 

 

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