Porto-Vec­chio, Cor­sica

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Na­tur­ist shot by clothes wearer: Na­tur­ist sun­bathers were forced to flee a pop­u­lar beach on the French is­land of Cor­sica last week, when a lo­cal café owner used a ri­fle to fire lead shots at them in protest at their lack of clothes. The man, who has not been named, first threat­ened the sun­bathers, in­struct­ing them to get dressed or leave, and then opened fire when they re­fused. One woman, an Ital­ian in her 30s, was hit in her thigh as she ran away: she was not se­ri­ously in­jured in the at­tack, at Caratag­gio beach, near Porto-Vec­chio. The group has pressed crim­i­nal charges. The beach is one of a num­ber in France where na­tur­ism is usu­ally tol­er­ated, but which is also used by “tex­tiles” (as clothes wear­ers are known in the nud­ist ar­got). There are about 2.6 mil­lion nud­ists in France, which claims to be the world leader for na­tur­ist hol­i­days, with some 150 camp­sites and 120 beaches.

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