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100 nude women showed up to protest at the Republican Convention

In the early morning hours on Sunday, 100 women armed with giant mirrors stood along the Cuyahoga River in Ohio to protest Donald Trump's nomination at the Republican National Convention, reports The Mashable.

According to Esquire.com, the women arrived in a vacant lot "between a fire station and a shipping warehouse" close to the convention, aiming their mirrors at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The protest is a part of artist Spencer Tunick's art installation and documentary, Everything She Says Means Everything, which he had been planning since 2013.

"This is for you and this is for our future. We will shine your light and power onto the RNC. We're going to shine the light of women into this arena," Tunick said to the women attending the protest.

The participants arrived at 5:15 a.m. to get ready for the demonstration. According to Esquire, the women were cast from a pool of 1,800 — all of different shapes, sizes and racial backgrounds. Some women were local to the convention while others flew in from other countries.

The reason for protesting differed from woman to woman, but the central message of feminism and bringing attention to women in this country remained the same for all.

"Donald Trump has said so many outrageous, hateful, inflammatory things. He underestimated his female, Republican vote," said Cathy Scott, a Republican voter, to Esquire. "I don't think he knows there's a black, single, 35-year-old mom, like me, who is listening to what he's saying. I don't think he knows I'm in his political party—and that's unfortunate."

"For me, it's less about Trump and more about creating positive energy around the RNC and to create light where there maybe isn't as much," Sabrina Paskewitz, a student.

"I'm here because I'm a trans woman and we're not supposed to like our bodies and I don't like that," said another protestor, Harmony Moon. "It's going to be great! I'm very antsy; it's like Christmas morning."

Tunick is well known for his nude photography and staged installations. More photos and statements from the women at the demonstration can be found on Tunick's website.

(Read more on: http://mashable.com/2016/07/18/nude-protest-republican-national-convention/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link#mom2CDGSKqqP)

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