Meng Huang, ahead of his naked protest. Photo: Cemil Arikan/SR
Meng Huang, ahead of his naked protest. Photo: Cemil Arikan/SR

Naked man arrested outside Nobel Party

A naked man - not one of the invited guests - was arrested outside the Stockholm Concert Hall, where the Nobel Award Ceremonies were taking place, the news agency TT reports.

"He has just been brought in and will now be questioned. Let's hope there won't be any more," said station officer Annie Hult with the Norrmalm Police in Stockholm.

The arrest was not dramatic, according to Hult. "It was a nice and naked man," she said.

Swedish Radio News reports that the man was the Chinese artist Meng Huang, who wanted to protest against the decision in Beijing, China, to tear down some artist studios, which is due to take place on Thursday. The naked leap outside the Stockholm Concert Hall, is Huang's third naked protest at a Nobel week.

He first got the idea in 2010 when Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This year's protest is however the last leg in what Huang sees as an art project.

Meng Huang did not breach the closed off security area before he was arrested by police for disorderly conduct.

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