Video: Australians take own toilets to beach in public facilities protestTelegraph.co.uk


Twelve people made a very visual protest about the lack of public toilets on an Australian beach - by carrying their own on to the sand, pulling their trousers down and taking a seat.

The group dressed up in suits and bowler hats for the protest, which was organised by local photographer Andrew Baines.

Mr Baines took photos of the protest at Adelaide's Henley Beach on Sunday, and will paint the scene for an exhibition in January 2013.

He told the Telegraph: "I think this is the job of an artist to take these issues to the wider community and let people talk about it.

According to ABC News, former immigration minister Amanda Vanstone and Adelaide radio personality Bob Francis were among those to take part.

Mr Baines has previously held similar events and St Kilda Beach in Melbourne, and Manly Beach in Sydney.

Toilet humour at its best...

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