|Nudist Colony in 1937|
"Get nude or get lost"
Them's fightin words
(The Local) - Police were forced to intervene after youths wearing clothes visited a nudist beach in western France and prompted a brawl, according to reports.
It was just a normal day on Friday at La Teste-de-Buch, in Arcachon, until a group of around ten youths wearing clothes headed across the nude zone and walked among the naked beach goers.
But instead of taking off their swimwear and getting a full body tan like the others, the group "acted provocatively" around some of the naked women at the beach, reported France Bleu radio.
The Sud Ouest newspaper added the men had "staring" at the women, a clear breach of France's nude beach etiquette.
Their behaviour prompted other beach goers to confront the men, telling them to either "get nude or get lost".
The argument escalated into a fight of clothed versus unclothed, with punches thrown, sand flung in people's eyes, and insults hurled left and right, according to reports.
With plenty of witnesses on hand, it wasn't long before someone alerted the authorities and a unit of the riot control CRS police raced onto the beach in a four-wheeler to calm the scene.
Two of the alleged aggressors, both from nearby Bordeaux, were caught by police after attempting to flee the scene, only to be let free later in the day.
A police investigation continues.
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