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College Students Go Topless At 'Free The Nipple' Protest (Video)

| by Michael Allen

About 100 college students, male and female, took their tops off at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) on Wednesday afternoon during a "Free the Nipple" protest.

Usually public nudity is a violation of San Diego ordinances and UCSD's rules, but the school put their support behind the event, which was to protest laws that forbid women from going topless like men (video below).

Anni Ma, UCSD alumna and one of the event organizers, began the demonstration by announcing that she was going to free her breasts, noted UCSD Guardian.

As Ma took her top off, male and female students did likewise.

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Ma told 10News, "We're having a topless movement where everyone is sitting down with their tops off, both men and women, just to show that we can normalize the female breast."

Ma also linked harassment and imprisonment to the topless event:

It's just not fair that a woman will get harassed and then get put in jail and then have to fight to prove her innocence while her counterpart will have like no problem with doing that. It's just not fair.

It doesn't have to be a sexual thing. I can walk around and it be perfectly normal and by doing this we're allowing everyone a chance to be normal.

Sources: 10News, UCSD Guardian
Image Credit: 10News Screenshot