Woman Holds Topless Protest in Seoul

      April 16, 2015 11:16

      A topless woman appeared in Seoul's busy downtown area around noon Wednesday with her private parts only covered in tape to protest for women's right to bare their breasts.

      Holding a sign that roughly translates as "Why are men allowed to expose their nipples while women are not?" she later put on a bikini top to cover herself up when a crowd of men had gathered around her.

      Police arrived at the scene to stop her and the woman left at around 1:30 p.m. Police said they had no idea why she was holding the protest.

      A woman in a bikini holds up a picket in the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul on Wednesday.

      The 27-year-old woman, identified only by her surname Lee, had caused a stir last month after a video clip of her dancing topless at a night club went viral on the Internet. She is known to be an ex-dealer of German luxury cars.

      It was her third topless protest. She protested semi-nude last month with a sign reading she would prefer to be naked rather than wear fur and stood in front of a memorial set up to mourn the victims of last year's ferry disaster. On social media she claims to be a vegetarian, animal rights activist and feminist, and indeed her protest copies similar stunts by Western activist groups like FEMEN and PETA.

      She claimed nobody would pay attention to her if she did not take her clothes off.

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