Dozens of people marched on Robson Street in the heart of downtown Vancouver without tops for the 8th International Go Topless Day.
A mixture of women and men took to the streets on Sunday to try and end the stigma that comes with female public toplessness. Despite the fact that it’s legal for women to bare their breasts in Vancouver, the protest aimed to shed light on this right that organizers say not everyone is aware of.
Men who took part in the parade were asked to wear an “x” over their nipples or bras or bikini tops.
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— Elena Paschinger (@Creativelena) August 28, 2016
While many people tried to upload photos of the event to social media, strict nudity guidelines by Facebook and Instagram means many of the posts were taken down.
One photographer apparently found this out the hard way.
A photo posted by Alberto Mejia LeGresley (@digitalphotographylife) on
That didn’t stop people from taking photos, however.
Go Topless Day was observed in numerous cities around North America, including New York City, LA, and San Francisco.