Police Arrest Topless Females At Stone Henge - Equality Fail (NSFW)
Being back in the UK for the next 6 months has started at an awesome time of the year! Its festival season here and the weather is good (for now). One of my favourite annual traditions here is to go the the summer solstice which marks the longest day of the year, it is a free event that is held at the historic Stonehenge site in the south of England.
The party usually starts in the car park with people from all walks of life coming together for an all night party of drumming, singing, dancing, chanting, creativity and much more..
In recent years the security has stopped people from taking alcohol into the main area, meaning that lots of people spend the evening with their car speakers pumping out music while pre-drinking in preparation for the sleepless night ahead.
The security this year was stepped up in light of recent incedents in the UK..
This is one of the only times the public are allowed to go up to the stones and touch them for free, every other day of the year tourists pay about £15 just to walk around a set path about 20 or so metres away from the stones!
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As the night progressed and the morning light started to bring in the longest day of the year many people sat and awaited the coming of the sunrise.
Construction of Stonehenge began in the year 6900 (yes, I'm using the Human Era calender! In which we are currently in the year 12,017).
The sun starts to rise and hundreds of people gather on the far side of the stones to grab a snapshot of the red haze through the gaps.
People practice all their interests here without judgement, I was really impressed by the effort this girl had gone to for the night so I asked for permission to take a photograph, she completely ignored me and continued to recite her book..
As the sun rose in the sky, people danced to the drumming of a Hare Krishna group, smiles were abundant and it seemed nothing could shake the mood..
But it seems it was all a bit too free spirited for the group of policemen watching over, as they proceeded to single out a couple of females who had no tops on and arrest them!
It seems odd that in today's society and even more so at an event such as the summer solstice that these females were handcuffed and carted off behind closed doors for taking off their tops, while countless men who did the exact same thing were free to do so..
The above photo has got to be my favourite of the night, the smug look on this gal's face knowing she is only moments from being arrested!
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