Free the N!pple campaigner Carina Fitzpatrick claims she was making a stand that women have as much right as a men to expose their [email protected] in public.
She said she was left “distraught” and feeling lonely after no one backed up her “peaceful protest.”
But police say they received a number of complaints after she whipped off her top at Knockanstockan festival at the weekend, reports the Irish Mirror.
She eventually took to Facebook to express her displeasure at being escorted off with no one trying to help her..
Six Gardai sprang to action on Saturday at Knockanstockan to apprehend me, a woman, standing in a field with my [email protected] uncovered. My supposed indecency was a necessary stand that I was making in peaceful protest of one of the many glaring double standards that are imposed upon women. I am referring, of course, to the Free the N!pple Movement which argues that women and men should be granted the same freedom, and protection, under the law.
The movement aims to advance gender equality and to oppose s*xual objectification. I strode away, indignant and frustrated and incredibly lonely. I felt like an outlander, and a fool. I had no one to help me, no one to stand with me. I was distraught. Good fortune, and the spirit of Knockanstockan, soon changed everything. I am accused of causing offense, but, guess what? I’m offended. I’m more than offended, I’m furious. And I have the right to protest.