Protesters have turned out across the US and Canada for Go
Topless Day events. Photo Twitter
Bare-chested women have been parading in New York and
Montreal among other cities to celebrate 'Go Topless Day.'
The annual event, which takes place in a range of North
American cities, was established to challenge laws that allow
only men to walk around shirtless, the Mail Online reports.
Go Topless Day falls on the Sunday closest to Women's
Equality Day, which is August 26 each year.
On its website, the event's founding organisation Go Topless
says it is only logical that Go Topless Day protests or
celebrations - depending on participating cities' legal
status - should fall around Women's Equality Day since the
right to go topless for women is based on gender equality as
their right to vote once was.
In New York it is legal for women to go shirtless in public.