Tamil Diplomat

Topless ‘Bare with us’ protest rally in Canada

Hundreds of Canadian woman joined a topless protest march after three sisters were allegedly stopped by police for cycling without shirts. Saturday’s “Bare with us” march took place in Waterloo, Ontario. The women say that police told them to cover up whilst cycling in the neighbouring town of Kitchener last month.

They have filed a formal complaint with the police. It is legal for women to be topless in Ontario after a court ruling in 1996. Protestors held signs that included the slogans “They are boobs not bombs, chill out” and “Nudity isn’t sexual.” The three sisters, Tameera, Nadia and Alysha Mohamed, say that they took their shirts off because it was a hot summer day.

However, they allege that a police officer approached them and told them to cover up. But when they challenged this, the officer said he was stopping them for bike safety reasons.