Topless protesters took to the streets of New York and 60 different cities around the world on Sunday as part of a campaign to ‘free the nipple’.
One of the biggest events for GoTopless Day was a semi-naked parade through New York City – where local officials are in a deep discussion whether it is appropriate for topless people to be wandering the streets of New York. The leader of the GoTopless group in NYC, Rachel Jesse who is an actress and model explains to the world women should have the same rights as men do as when they go topless in public.
Scroll down for video:
Rachel Jesse says,”Our goal is for equal gender topless rights to be enforced worldwide, freeing women’s nipples.”
Actress Rachel Jessee, who leads the GoTopless group in New York City, speaks to other demonstrators on a megaphone during Sunday’s parade in Manhattan.
The main objective of the parade in Manhattan was for equal gender topless rights to be enforced worldwide.
Although women have been allowed to go topless in public in New York City since 1992, local officials are now discussing whether semi-nude body painted women should be allowed to pose for tips in Times Square.
Awesome! Some of random women who were onlookers took off their tops to go bare-chested in the middle of NYC to help the cause.
Women from all around the world participated in this topless movement.
Police officers in Manhattan blocked off several streets to control around 300 topless protesters could parade around the state of New York.
Even though bare-breasted has been legal in New York since 1992, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton are now trying to get semi-nude, painted women banned from the city’s Times Square most likely due to the high volume of topless women swarming Times Square working for tips.
The mayor and the locals believe they are a nuisance and extremely inappropriate.
The GoTopless parade in New York was just one of many events to take place in 60 cities around the world for GoTopless Day on Sunday. Even a woman stood in front of the White House while posing like the Statue of Liberty.
Worldwide protesters even attend a demonstration during the “National Go Topless Day” to honour Women’s Equality Day at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.
Video of Rachel Jesse leads the GoTopless group for the equal gender rights to be enforced to be equivalent to topless men.
Via: Man’s Marble
SEE ALSO: Topless Women In Times Square Is Causing A Big Uproar.