‘Free the Nipple’ topless sit-in angers Hampton…

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‘Free the Nipple’ topless sit-in angers Hampton Beach official

HAMPTON — Female supporters of the Free the Nipple campaign are planning to sit topless on Hampton Beach next month in an effort to change public perception of women’s breasts. While police are saying it’s perfectly legal, at least one Hampton Beach official strongly objects.

Heidi Lilley, 54, of Gilford, and Kia Sinclair, 23, of Danbury, are using Facebook to mobilize women to gather at the beach for the topless sit-in on Aug. 23, they said.

“Really it’s us exercising our right to go topless,” Sinclair said. “We want to encourage as many women (and men) to come and support us, whether that is in Hampton specifically or anywhere in New Hampshire.”

…Sinclair said “All I can say is that if they want to do this they have to be brave. It will never be normalized, the nipple will never be de-sexualized or de-criminalized unless we fight for our rights.”

The law is on their side.

In New Hampshire, state law prohibits the public exposure of genitals but not breasts, Hampton Town Manager Fred Welch said. He was informed of the law by Police Chief Richard Sawyer and former Police Chief Jamie Sullivan, he said.

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