Zonder broek de metro op

Participants in the "No Pants Subway Ride" stand on a New York City subway train January 10, 2016 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

In New York en andere wereldsteden werden pendelaars gisteren verrast door halfnaakte medereizigers. Voor de vijftiende keer werd immers de No Pants Subway Ride gehouden. Alle metropassagiers waren gekleed in winterjassen, sjaals, mutsen en dikke truien. Het enige wat ontbrak aan de wintergarderobe, is de broek. 

De actie werd in 2001 bedacht door de Amerikaanse organisatie Improv Everywhere. No Pants Subway Ride heeft geen bepaald doel, maar wil gewoon voor de lol.



Naar goede traditie nemen meer dan 60 landen deel aan de broekloze dag. Onder meer New York, Buenos Aires, Hamburg, Londen, Melbourne, Praag, Stockholm, Tokio en Warschau worden nog tot en met woensdag 13 januari geteisterd door halfnaakte pendelaars.

In België wil de actie nog niet echt van de grond komen. In Brussel werd trouwens gevraagd om je broek netjes aan te houden, omwille van de terreurdreiging.

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A participant in the No Pants Subway Ride DC, jumps on a pole while riding the Metro on January 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event which was started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York. AFP PHOTO/ ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP / Andrew Caballero-Reynolds
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An infant sleeps in a crib during the "No Pants Subway Ride" on a New York City subway platform January 10, 2016 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
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People taking part in the annual international "No Pants Subway Ride" day travel on the Jerusalem light train on January 10, 2016. The "no pants" day is now marked in over 60 cities around the world. The idea behind it is that random passengers board a subway car at separate stops in the middle of winter, without wearing trousers. The participants wear all of the usual winter clothing on their top half such as hats, scarves and gloves and do not acknowledge each other's similar state of undress. / AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA
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