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Topless Women Shocked That People Like to Watch Topless Women

Topless Women Walk Through Portland (CBS/WGME)
PORTLAND, Maine (CBS/WGME/AP) Some people's jaws hit the ground, plenty of men showed up with cameras, and others - including parents with their children - were just plain offended, as almost two dozen topless women marched in Maine's largest city.

The women drew a crowd of over 500 onlookers when they shed their shirts and marched in downtown Portland on Saturday to promote what they call "equal-opportunity public toplessness."

Organizer Ty MacDowell said the point of the march was that a topless woman out in public shouldn't attract any more attention than a man who walks around without a shirt.

Good luck with that.

According to The Portland Press Herald, by the end of the march more than 500 people had amassed - a mix of marchers, young men snapping photos, oglers and people just out enjoying a warm sunny day.

"We should be able to walk down the street and not have this many men taking pictures of us," a participant shouted according to CBS affiliate WGME.

It's not illegal for a woman to be topless in public in Maine, although it is illegal in many other states.

Police said there were no incidents or arrests.

Story Contributed by CBS Affiliate WGME

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