A topless demonstration drew some attention in Waikiki on Sunday before police arrived and put an end to the bare-breasted protest.
The event was part of "National Go Topless Day," which organizers claim is for women's rights.
It is not every day one sees a topless woman waving a sign on Kalakaua Avenue.
There were many reactions. Some walked by and barely glanced. Others stopped and stared. Quite a few men pulled out cameras and snapped photos.
A topless man and woman with bright red X's taped over their nipples waved signs and yelled for equality. The demonstrators said they wanted to proclaim a woman's constitutional right to go bare-chested in public.
"It's pretty basic it seems like a funny thing, but we are fighting for equal topless rights for women. As much as people like to laugh and smile at that concept, it is about gender equality. The guys can it, women can't and that's just not fair," protestor Tess Meier said.
Some men thought it was terrific idea.
"I don't see a problem with it. Why not? I been to Mexico, the European side of it -- Caribbean it's allowed there, why not here?" California visitor Ron Page said.
Others said they did not want to see it.
"The children are going to come by and see that women have no tops on -- and I'm all about peace and love and all that myself -- but I really feel we should have our clothes on," Sandra Canaday said.
The protesters asked people to sign a petition, saying topless people need support.
Law enforcement officers showed up asking for some ID, and told the protesters to cover up and move along or face a citation and possible arrest.
At that point, the topless demonstration ended and left spectators talking.
"I think it's a great thing. Everybody should have a right to walk around naked if they want to," visitor Mark Vebel said, laughing.
The Raelian Movement organized the demonstration. Members believe aliens genetically engineered humans.
This is the fourth year they have held Go Topless Day.