An Auckland-based naturist club has condemned an attack on a woman who was sunbathing topless at an Auckland beach.
A spokeswoman for the Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club (AONC), said the attack at Point Chevalier Beach was “un-Kiwi like”.
The incident happened at around 5.15pm on Thursday as the woman was sunbathing alone after going for a swim.
She had been sunbathing shirtless for about seven minutes before she was approached by a group of about 20 people at the northern end of the beach near the steps to Coyle Park.
The woman heard people saying “excuse me”, but had not realised it was directed at her. Suddenly, a towel was thrown across her chest and two women started throwing “copious” amounts of sand over her.
One of the alleged attackers was said to have shouted and swore at the sunbather, with aggression in her voice, while the other recorded the incident on a mobile phone.
The women told the sunbather there were children nearby, to which she responded it was not illegal to sunbathe shirtless.
Original publication 8 December, 2019
Posted on NatCorn 26th December 2019
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