Topless protest sees women ‘free the nipple’ in 60 cities around the world.well done girls i am with you all the way.

Nipples were freed all around the world this weekend
Around fifty people took their tops off on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile for two hours yesterday, to stand up to women’s right to go topless all over the world (Picture: Rex)

Nips were freed across the world yesterday.

The 8th annual GoTopless Day took place in 60 cities around the world as part of the ongoing campaign to free the nipple.

‘Our goal is for equal gender topless rights to be enforced worldwide, freeing women’s nipples,’ said Rachel Jessee, the actress and model who leads theGoTopless group in NYC, where a topless pride parade took place on the streets of Manhattan.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Rachel Jessee speaks into a microphone as she bares her breasts in the GoTopless pride parade in Bryant Park Manhattan August 23, 2015 in New York City. The GoTopless group fights for women to have the same constitutional right that men have and go topless in public. It is currently legal to go topless in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Rachel Jessee speaks at the GoTopless pride parade in Bryant Park, Manhattan (Picture: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Despite the fact it has been legal for anyone to walk around topless in New York since 1992, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton are currently trying to get topless, body-painted women banned from the city’s Times Square, declaring them ‘a nuisance’.

GoTopless Day 2015 Parade in New York City Where: New York City, New York, United States When: 23 Aug 2015 Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com **Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

A GoTopless Day parade took place in New York (Picture: Wenn)

Several streets in mid-Manhattan were blocked to traffic yesterday so around 300 topless protesters could parade through the city.

GoTopless Day 2015 Parade in New York City Where: New York City, New York, United States When: 23 Aug 2015 Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com **Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

Around 300 men and women walked topless through NYC (Picture: Wenn)

In Edinburgh, approx. 50 people took their tops off and staged a sit-in protest on the Royal Mile for two hours.

Around fifty people, mostly women, take their tops off on Edinburgh's Royal Mile for two hours, to stand up to women's right to go topless all over the world. "Free The Nipple" is an expression of body equality and freedom of expression. August 23 2015

Fortunately, the weather was warm in Edinburgh yesterday (Picture: Rex)

The Scottish weather, fortunately, held out for them.

Around fifty people, mostly women, take their tops off on Edinburgh's Royal Mile for two hours, to stand up to women's right to go topless all over the world. "Free The Nipple" is an expression of body equality and freedom of expression. August 23 2015

Men and women in Edinburgh called for an end to the sexualisation of women’s bodies (Picture: Rex)

Around fifty people, mostly women, take their tops off on Edinburgh's Royal Mile for two hours, to stand up to women's right to go topless all over the world. "Free The Nipple" is an expression of body equality and freedom of expression. August 23 2015

The Scots staged a sit-in for around 2 hours (Picture: Rex)

Many of the protests took place in the US, where GoTopless Day takes place every year on the closest Sunday to Women’s Equality Day ( August 26), the date in 1920 when American women earned their right to vote.

MORE: Miley Cyrus gets naked to support the Free The Nipple campaign

In Washington, one women stood topless in front of the White House, posing as the Statue of Liberty.

Topless activist Kaila J. walks through the rain following a "Free the Nipple" demonstration in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire August 23, 2015. Hundreds of bare-breasted women are expected to converge on a popular New Hampshire beach on Sunday to push for greater acceptance of topless sunbathing, much to the consternation of some local residents and officials.REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Topless activist Kaila J. walks through the rain following a “Free the Nipple” demonstration in Hampton Beach (Picture: REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

And at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire, bare chested men and women defied the rain to take part in a photocall showing their support for the Free the Nipple movement, which fights against female oppression and censorship around the world.

Topless activists pose for photographs for onlookers during a "Free the Nipple" demonstration in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire August 23, 2015. Hundreds of bare-breasted women are expected to converge on a popular New Hampshire beach on Sunday to push for greater acceptance of topless sunbathing, much to the consternation of some local residents and officials. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Topless activists pose for photographs during a ‘Free the Nipple’ demo in New Hampshire (Picture: REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

The Free the Nipple campaign was started by US actress, director and activist Lina Esco, with a little help from pop provocateur Miley Cyrus, in protest against the fact that in America it is still illegal, a criminal act, for a woman to be publicly topless in 37 states.

GoTopless spokeswoman Rachel Jessee said: ‘It’s liberating and empowering for women to free their bodies from repression. Freeing nipples and bodies frees minds as well, restoring self-image and self-esteem.’

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