A flash mob in New York in 2002 has turned into a tradition spanning the globe. Every year people strip down to ride the subway. As far as I can tell they’re not demonstrating anything, except maybe the global hatred of pants. Or possibly some sort of group affinity to having public transportation filth touch your bare skin.
This year the mob bit New york, London, Kiev, and Mexico City. And I’m sure it happened elsewhere as well but that could have just been a group of escaped college students. Reports are unclear.
Why they are doing this in January is anyone’s guess. Probably just a good thing that the polar vortex has finally let up here in the US so these people didn’t have to come home with frostbite.
In past years mob members have been arrested for various reasons but the charges have never really stuck. This year it sounds like the day went smoothly and everyone got to their destinations safe and relatively disease free.
Hit the jump for a bunch of photos.