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‘Free the Nipple’ Students go topless to ‘normalize the female breast’

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Posted at 10:04 AM, May 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-21 12:04:28-04

SAN DIEGO – Armed with a message and only a pair of pants, more than 100 UC San Diego students gathered to “free the nipple” Wednesday.

“We’re having a topless movement where everyone is sitting down with their tops off, both men and women, to show that we can normalize the female breast,” Anni Ma said, who helped organize Free the Nipple UCSD. “It felt, actually, really normal and everyone just did it and it wasn’t a big deal, like, that’s how I felt.”

Ma told KGTV the movement is about equality, not about sex.

University officials said nudity in public places is usually against San Diego municipal codes and the UCSD student conduct but the school said it supports students’ First Amendment rights.

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