MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Hundreds of women are preparing to risk arrest and go topless as part of a public protest.

The event in downtown Minneapolis Sunday afternoon is part of the national "Go Topless Day" meant to show that women should have the same right as men to bare their skin. Organizer Faith Neumann says more than 2,000 people plan to attend and she expects 500 women to take their tops off in unison.

Neumann says it's a way for women to feel comfortable with themselves and around others,

Minneapolis police will be monitoring the event Sunday afternoon. Spokesman John Elder says police may follow the state's indecent exposure laws but says their response will be "fluid."

Neumann says an event staff member will bail out arrested attendees.