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Topless Protest At Venice Beach This Sunday

First Posted: 08/19/10 05:12 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:25 PM ET

What: It's annual "Go Topless" day nationwide, when women are encouraged to go topless and men to don bikini tops to protest America's unequal topless laws.
When: Sunday August 22, 2pm. The march starts at 2:30pm, and entertainment follows at 3:30pm.
Where: Ocean Front Walk at Navy St., Los Angeles, CA 90291
How: According to gotopless.org, topless women will be provided with "latex nipple covers...that look EXACTLY like nipples!"
Why: Topless Day organizers say on their website that

In this demonstration, we invite the men to show what EQUAL RIGHTS truly means. At this moment on Venice Beach women cannot go topless, so in complete constitutional equality, the men will cover their chest as well. Will men with bikini tops look ridiculous? Maybe, but constitutionally, so do women in this double standard legal topless battle.

Can't beat that logic. Plus, it'll be a good event to show out-of-town visitors how kooky and crazy Los Angeles can be.

Here's some footage from 2008's protest:

(From: LAist)

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