Moscow police looking into no-pants subway ride

Moscow police are looking into the weekend's no-pants subway ride for a possible misdemeanor.  Despite freezing temperatures, several dozen people joined the global annual event on Sunday by riding Moscow's ornate subway with no trousers or skirts on.

The Moscow police said in a statement on Monday that it is studying reports and posts on social media to see if any laws or regulations have been breached.  It was not immediately clear what the pantless subway riders could be charged with but the stunt could technically fall under the law against disturbing public order.

The Communists of Russia, a marginal political party, earlier on Monday called for charges against young people in Moscow and St. Petersburg who "challenged public morality and traditional values" by wearing no pants.

The No Pants Subway Ride was started by a group of improvisers back in 2002 in Manhattan. It's grown to cities around the world.

Participants were told to act as if nothing unusual is going on. And ride the subway as they normally would.  Organizers call the event an international celebration of silliness.

Thousands of people took part in this year's stunt in New York City.

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