As teachers demonstrated their anger towards Bill 115 by streaking down Main St, the urge to strip has peeled its way up the street. James St N store owners unveiled a plan to disrobe the Casino plans at City Hall. The goal is to have the Casino off the docket. Until that point, store owners will wear nothing but a defiant smile.
The Mayor was unavailable for questioning, but an inside source said, “The Mayor’s office is ready to wrestle with these unclothed protesters. Figuratively speaking.”
Store owners were far more willing to come forward. “If I have to take my clothes off to make a point, I will, dammit,” said the owner of one Portuguese restaurant. “My staff will have to fall in line, all lawsuits and bylaw infractions notwithstanding.”
Patrons of Mixed Media seemed excited at the prospect of this strike. “A lot of these store owners are hot young entrepreneurs, including the staff here (giggles). If I was the Mayor, I’d never want the strike to end,” says a first-year McMaster student, Lorry Grandstaff.
At noon each day, each owner plans to stand at their store front for what’s called “Frontal Nudity Hour.” At this point, they will field questions from citizens, City Staff, journalists and whoever catches their eye.
This attempt at stripping City Hall is a unique one, but one that could put the sizzle in the coldest month of the year.
UPDATE: Locke Street Businesses join clothing strike for ‘solidarity.’
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