MONTREAL – Today marks the second annual Go Topless day in Montreal, with participants gathering at the foot of the Georges-Etienne Cartier monument in Mount-Royal Park.
The event is part of a larger international movement originating in the United States that advocates equal rights for men and women, including the right to go topless in public. Internationally, the event is in its 7th year.
Organizers of the demonstration say that it is important for women everywhere to have the same constitutional rights as men and that women should not be arrested, or humiliated for baring their chests.
At the base of the Georges-Etienne Cartier monument an inscription quoting Cartier reads: “Canada should be a country of freedom and all freedoms must be protected by the Law,” but organizers say that the event is not only about equal rights; it’s also about learning to distinguish between nudity and sexuality.
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