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  8/24/2012, Elul 6, 5772

Ben-Gvir Seeks to Prevent Tel Aviv 'Go Topless' Parade

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir wrote to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein and Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino, Thursday evening, seeking to prevent a parade, scheduled for Friday in Tel Aviv, in which women who call themselves equal-rights activists will walk topless on Sheinkin Street from Rotschild Boulevard to the Carmel open-air market.

The Land of Israel activist wrote that his personal opinion was that such behavior hurts the female public and expresses contempt and humiliation of a woman's body. Beyond that, he said it violates laws on public misconduct. He added that it's not a matter of freedom of expression but freedom of degradation.