Topless march draws onlookers in Portland

The Associated Press
Posted April 04, 2010, at 10:32 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — About two dozen women drew a crowd of onlookers when they took off their tops and marched down a downtown street in Portland, Maine, to promote what they call equal-opportunity public toplessness.

Organizer Ty MacDowell said the point of Saturday’s march was that a topless woman out in public shouldn’t attract any more attention than a man who walks around without a shirt.

According to the Portland Press Herald, by the time the group reached the end of the march there were more than 500 people — a mix of marchers, young men snapping photos, oglers and people just out enjoying a sunny, warm day.

It’s not illegal for a woman to be topless in public in Maine, and police said there were no incidents or arrests.

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