Topless protest in Canada urges public to ‘bare with us’

The rally and march were organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police officer for biking topless a week ago.

By: AP | Waterloo | Published: August 2, 2015 8:18 am
"Bare With Us" demonstrators gather at the Waterloo Town Square in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.  (Source: AP) “Bare With Us” demonstrators gather at the Waterloo Town Square in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (Source: AP)

Dozens of topless women and men attended a “Bare With Us” rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women’s right to go shirtless if they choose.

The rally and march were organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police officer for biking topless a week ago.

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Local media reports said people were waving banners and wearing body paint with messages including “everyone has the right to NOT be harassed” and “Bare With Us! They’re just boobs!”

Musician Alysha Brilla said she and her sisters were not wearing shirts while cycling in Kitchener, Ontario, on July 24 when a male police officer drove up beside them and told them to cover up because it is the law.

Brilla said told the officer he was wrong and that when she started filming the interaction on her cellphone, the officer said he had only wanted to check if the women had proper bells and lights on their bicycles.

Ontario women have had the right to go topless in public since 1996.

A similar incident in June garnered headlines after an 8-year-old was told by city staff in Guelph, Ontario, to cover up while she was in a wading pool wearing only a swim bottom.

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  1. Ajiesh Thuvanoor Kayi
    Aug 2, 2015 at 11:22 am
    Bare it all Honey !!
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      George Thomas
      Aug 2, 2015 at 10:35 pm
      Considering Global Warming its a Good Idea. If they can move as Adam & Eve better. (lol)
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      1. Shankar Subramaniam
        Aug 2, 2015 at 11:14 am
        similar bunch of s , like our set of who go on a candle march to save terrorist like yakub memon
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        1. Memon A Kader Sait
          Aug 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm
          when humans 1st came on earth they came naked and started living same way thinking that thats the only way , but modesty prevailed and they started covering themselves with plant leaves and animal skin n than clothes, which is a sign of advancement. Now going back to nakedness is not PROGRESS, but reversing back to the old days of backwardness and illetracy
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          1. Memon A Kader Sait
            Aug 7, 2015 at 5:35 pm
            when humans 1st came on earth they came naked and started living same way thinking that thats the only way , but modesty prevailed and they started covering themselves with plant leaves and animal skin n than clothes, which is a sign of advancement. Now going back to nakedness is not PROGRESS, but reversing back to the old days of backwardness and illetracy
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