VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Scores of women — and even some men — went topless on Venice Beach Sunday as part of “Go Topless Day.”
The men were supporting topless rights for women. The women put tape over their nipples.
KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta spoke to some of the demonstrators in this sixth annual protest.
“Most men see the female breast or the nipple as a sexual part of the body. The nipple was there to bring nutrients to babies and to all of those men, the nipple is the most family friendly thing that we can have on our body and it should be looked at as beautiful, not as illegal,” said a protester named Lara.
Lara was among those baring much of their breasts for the protest. The day of protest was started by the Raelian sect, whose members believe humans were created by aliens.
The topless demonstration drew a crowd, a lot of photographers and some counter protestors.
One man screamed out, “You girls should be ashamed of your nakedness. You girls ought to repent of your nakedness.”