Screengrab via sharonclott / Twitter

2 topless women arrested for protesting Trump inside his own polling place

Going topless is legal in NYC. Protesting at a polling place isn't.


Andrew Couts


Published Nov 8, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:29 pm CDT

This wild election is headed toward a wild end. 

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Two women appear to have been arrested in New York City for protesting inside the polling station where Republican nominee Donald Trump will cast his ballot later today.

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The women, who were topless, chanted anti-Trump slogans as what appear to be Secret Service agents grappled with them in front of a block of cameras and a stream of other voters.

Video of the incident was captured by Sharon Clott Kanter, a style director at People magazine.

The incident occurred at the High School of Art and Design on 56th street in Manhattan, just five blocks from Trump Tower. Kanter reported a slew of Secret Service agents at the location ahead of Trump casting his ballot.

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New York forbids any form of electioneering inside a polling location or within 100 feet of its entrance. Women are, however, free to go topless in public in New York City without breaking the law.

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*First Published: Nov 8, 2016, 11:01 am CST