Bucharest metro officials vow to fight ‘no pants’ stunt

The Metrorex subway managers said that those "who disturb public order or are indecent will be fined," and reported to the police.

By: Associated Press | Bucharest | Published: January 12, 2015 3:52:47 pm
Youngsters ride on a train as they take part in the first edition of the No Pants Subway Ride in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place in cities around the world since then. Organizers call it “an international celebration of silliness” and are organizing it in dozens of cities on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) Youngsters ride on a train as they take part in the first edition of the No Pants Subway Ride in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place in cities around the world since then. Organizers call it “an international celebration of silliness” and are organizing it in dozens of cities on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Romanian subway officials have gotten their knickers in a twist over a planned stunt in which people will ride the Bucharest subway without their pants.

A girl rides on a train as she takes part in the first edition of the No Pants Subway Ride in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place in cities around the world since then. Organizers call it “an international celebration of silliness” and are organizing it in dozens of cities on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) A girl rides on a train as she takes part in the first edition of the No Pants Subway Ride in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Briefed about plans, the Metrorex subway managers said Friday that those “who disturb public order or are indecent will be fined,” and reported to the police.

The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place around the world since then. Organizers call it “an international celebration of silliness” and are organizing it in dozens of cities on Sunday.

A man reads a newspaper as he takes part in the first edition of the No Pants Subway Ride in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place in cities around the world since then. Organizers call it “an international celebration of silliness” and are organizing it in dozens of cities on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) A man reads a newspaper as he takes part in the first edition of the No Pants Subway Ride in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. The No Pants Subway Ride began in 2002 in New York as a stunt and has taken place in cities around the world since then. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Sub-zero temperatures are forecast for Sunday in Bucharest, when participants are expected to turn up at a downtown subway station wearing coats, hats, scarves and gloves — but no pants.

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