Three naked protesters let it all hang out a little too long on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the Castro and were taken into custody by San Francisco police for violating the city’s ban on public nudity.

The protest, at Jane Warner Plaza at Castro and Market streets, was called to mark the second anniversary of the city law, which prohibits public nudity except at events whose sponsors obtain permits.

Although nobody got a permit for the protest, about a dozen demonstrators, all men except for leader Gypsy Taub, gathered in various states of undress, mingled with supporters and posted signs including one that declared: “Saint Francis was a nudist.”

Around here people would think they were crazy (we just got 10 inches of snow).