ASHEVILLE — About a dozen women bared their breasts in a topless rally at a downtown Asheville park which organizers said was designed to promote equality for women.
Local media outlets said several hundred people attended the event Sunday afternoon, many of them men carrying cameras and cellphones.
Organizer Jeff Johnson of Huntsville, Alabama, said he was happy with the event. North Carolina law does allow women to legally bare their breasts in public. Johnson says he’ll be back in Asheville next summer for another event.
Reaction from those in Asheville was mixed.
Wendy Davenport of Greensboro said she would not have wanted her sons to see the women.
Rayne Bostrom and Kelly Keogh of Asheville said they were not bothered by the topless women.