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Topless protesters in Argentina criticize macho attitudes

  • Men in bikini tops hold signs that read in Spanish "Why can I go topless and they can't" during a bare-breasted demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. People protested after police threatened several weeks ago to detain several women sunbathing topless on a beach in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Men in bikini tops hold signs that read in Spanish "Why can I go topless and they can't" during a bare-breasted demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. People protested after police threatened several weeks ago to detain several women sunbathing topless on a beach in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman with the text in Spanish written on her chest " Censor this," protests during a bare-breasted demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. People took to the streets to protested after police threatened several weeks ago to detain several women sunbathing topless at a beach in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    A woman with the text in Spanish written on her chest " Censor this," protests during a bare-breasted demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. People took to the streets to protested after police threatened several weeks ago to detain several women sunbathing topless at a beach in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman with the text written in Spanish on her torso "I will not ask for permission," protests during a bare-breasted demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. People took to the streets to protested after police threatened several weeks ago to detain several women sunbathing topless at a beach in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    A woman with the text written in Spanish on her torso "I will not ask for permission," protests during a bare-breasted demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. People took to the streets to protested after police threatened several weeks ago to detain several women sunbathing topless at a beach in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)  (The Associated Press)

Bare-breasted demonstrators in Argentina are protesting a recent incident in which police expelled topless women sunbathers from a beach under threat of arrest.

Dozens of women and some male supporters protested at Buenos Aires' Obelisk monument and in other Argentine cities Tuesday.

Some had their chests painted with slogans such as "Censor this" and "We are not going to ask you for permission." They criticized macho attitudes and those who would dictate what women can do with their bodies.

Protester Daiana Asquini tells The Associated Press that "we women have the right to the free use of our bodies."

The incident with police happened in late January at a public beach south of the capital.