Tourist strips naked and gate-crashes sacred performance at temple

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    A naked tourist was seen gatecrashing a sacred performance and breaking into a temple on holiday.

    Darja Tuschinski, from Germany, was arrested after the bizarre protest and is now facing up to two years and eight months in prison for violating Bali's public indecency laws.

    The 28-year-old was denied a ticket to the Hindu show so proceeded to strip off and waltz past the security to the show.

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    A video shows the blonde woman striding confidently past the dancers on a stage and up the stairs to the entrance of the temple.

    She forcibly opens a set of glided doors and gives a hand gesture to a local man who tried to stop her.

    She then curtsies at him appearing to mimick the dancers' movements, before walking off the platform to kneel next to a shrine as if in prayer.

    Other tourists were watching the stunt in shock.

    WhenTuschinski walked back on stage again, security staff rushed over and detained her for disrupting their show and handed her over to the police in the Ubud district of the popular holiday island in Indonesia.

    Bali Police public relations head Stefanus Satake Bayu Setianto said: "The incident of a naked female foreigner occurred on the stage of the Puri Saraswati Hotel in Ubud, Gianyar Regency.

    "She lives alone. During her stay at Ubud Bungalow, she was often seen naked while walking around the villa area."

    Staff at the Saraswati Ubud Temple apologised to their visitors and performed a ritual to remove the "bad energy" from the area caused by the streaker.

    Police took Tuschinski to the station where they performed a drugs and alcohol test but have yet to reveal the results.

    They believe that she had been struggling for money and became stressed when she was denied a ticket for the once-in-a-lifetime show, in which woman in traditional outfits performed a dance honoring their Gods.

    Officials in Bali have been trying to crack down on badly-behaving foreigners amid a surge in the number of cases of backpackers fighting and stripping.

    Public indecency is illegal under Article 281 of the country's criminal code, which prohibits "acts that violate public decency or morals".

    It can be used to prosecute people for engaging in public displays of affection, such as kissing or hugging, or for those wearing revealing clothing or stripping off in public.


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