Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal Femen Activist Arrested at Polling Station in New York City

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Montreal Femen Activist Arrested at Polling Station in New York City

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Montreal Femen activist arrested in NYC

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MONTREAL - A Montreal woman with ties to an international feminist group was arrested Tuesday after staging a topless protest inside a New York City polling station being used for the U.S. presidential election, police said.

Neda Topaloski, 30, and Tiffany Robson, 28, from Seattle, took off their tops and started chanting slogans against Donald Trump inside the building where the Republican candidate was scheduled to cast a ballot, according to New York City police.

The police source, who did not want to be identified, said Topaloski and Robson were arrested and charged with electioneering, a disorderly conduct-related violation.

They were released and given a criminal summons to appear in a Manhattan courtroom at a later date.

It is a crime in New York to disrupt a polling station but not for women to be topless. …

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