Asheville topless rally takes place this weekend
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Asheville’s annual topless rally for women takes place this weekend, but some city leaders want to put an end to the event.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that the event is planned for its third year from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Pack Square Park.
The rally is organized by Huntsville, Ala. resident Jeff Johnson and his group GoTopless.org.
“The intent of these rallies is to get to the point where you don’t need to do this — that it will be accepted,” Johnson said, according to the paper. “Breasts don’t hurt anybody. They are not a crime.”
The majority of the Asheville City Council reportedly want to stop the event, but cannot because state law allows toplessness.
A group opposing the event is reportedly offering three $100 prizes for photos showing police inaction during the event.
Around 2,000 people attended Asheville’s first topless rally, however last year’s only attracted hundreds and reportedly drew more men than women.
Read more: The Asheville Citizen-Times