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Naked Nuisance? Nudists Claim Harassment In San Onofre

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Nudists are claiming that they are being harassed by park rangers in San Onofre, according to KTLA. In the buff beachgoers were banned from San Onofre State Beach and have since migrated their parts to other area sands.

Two years ago the nudists were told to stay away from San Onofre's Trail 6. Now, they're being told to leave the nearby beach on Camp Pendleton. They say park rangers are following them onto the federal land and spying on them. They're asked to put on their clothes and leave, activists say.

While apparently nude sunbathing is not illegal on the military base, it is illegal to trespass. Nudists cry harassment. Officials say they're simply enforcing "the anti-nudity law."

Since 1979, park rangers statewide had adhered to the "Cahill policy," issued by then-state parks Director Russell Cahill, which instructed rangers to ignore nudity unless a member of the public complains, but that changed two years ago when they decided to begin enforcing the ban.
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