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Norwegians streak the streets of Berlin

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Norwegians streak the streets of Berlin
The Norwegians runners. Photo: Facebook/Mot Naturen

Germans are notorious for baring all at beaches across Europe, but on Sunday, five Norwegians hit back, jogging across Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz wearing nothing but jackets and rucksacks.

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The streak lasted only a matter of minutes before German police swooped in and seized the bare-buttocked northerners. 
 
“What this group has done is against German law,” Martin Werle, one of the policemen, told Aftenposten. “It is not allowed to run naked in the streets in Germany." 
 
The run was a publicity stunt aimed at promoting the Norwegian film “Out of Nature”, which had its première on Monday evening at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and which follows a man on a two-day naked hike through the Norwegian mountains. 
 

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In the film Martin, played by the film’s director, Ole Giæver, lets it all hang out both physically and mentally, with viewers able to hear his most private thoughts, which range from what would happen if you shaved off your public hair, to whether he should leave his family and start a new life.
 
It is unlikely that the group will face charges, as producer Maria Ekerhovd charmed the responding police officers. 
 
“This business will easily be resolved,” she said. “The police were very friendly, and we have actually invited three of them to the official Berlin opening of the film.” 

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