Bikinis, speedos in airport scanner protest. THERE were scattered protests against full-body airport scanners on the eve of one of the nation’s busiest days of travel.
Many travellers had threatened to boycott the stringent airport security measures as part of a National Opt Out Day organised by a number of protest websites. Any such protests – coupled with widespread snow and storms – would have led to major disruption for Thanksgiving passengers.
There’s a swimsuit protest of sorts that’s been going on at the Salt Lake City airport. It’s in response to the new screening procedures at the nation’s airports. On Tuesday, a college student posted a video on the Internet in which he strips down to a Speedo bathing suit to protest security measures at the airport.
Last week travellers protested against the use of full-body airport scanners around the US, with some passengers stripping down to their swimwear. It follows a storm of controversy over airport security in the US and new, more invasive pat-down search techniques.
“I’m wearing my bikini,” Corinne said as she unbuttoned her overcoat outside the terminal to reveal a black two-piece. “It’s not that I’m concerned, it’s that I feel like the TSA is making travelers feel uncomfortable, and I feel like we can have security measures that don’t make people feel uncomfortable.
Nov 24, 2010 · Jimmy successfully navigated a TSA security checkpoint in a speedo swimsuit at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 with the words, ‘SCREW BIG SIS’ written on …
Nov 24, 2010 · The Transportation Security Administration said very few passengers opted out. And there were only scattered protesters — including, presumably, a man seen walking around the Salt Lake City airport in a skimpy, Speedo-style bathing suit, and a woman wearing a bikini in Los Angeles.
Dec 06, 2010 · A man walked through Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix on Thanksgiving Day, wearing only his Speedo swimwear with the words “I Heart TSA” written across his …
Jun 04, 2014 · If you’ve gone through airport security in the last five years, odds are you’ve encountered the full body scanner. Find out how it works!
Three Utah County men acquired a protest permit in order to make their feelings known at the airport. Law officers told Caleb Christian and Keith Kuder, of Orem, and Dave Chiu, of Provo, they were confined to a small booth near the Terminal 1 baggage-claim area.