Kabul nude man
A man ran naked on the streets of Kabul to protest unemployment.Twitter/Pajhwok Afghan News

A man in Kabul, Afghanistan, protested against unemployment and injustice in the country in a bizarre way -- by running naked on the streets. 

In a highly conservative society in Kabul, the sight came as a shock as pictures were shared on social media, Afghanistan's Pajhwok news reported. 

The nude man was seen walking alongside vehicles on a busy road in Kabul on Thursday. 

The man was reportedly beaten up by people who were angered by his public nudity, and pictures showed him lying on the ground with bruises all over his body. 

The photos are reminiscent of those of a young woman in Kabul, who came out on the streets in February wearing a metal body armour to protest sexual harassment, causing an uproar in the country.

She had been attacked by men for her protest, and had reportedly gone into hiding.