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Topless Waikiki protestors appear in court

Tess & Jamie Meier Tess & Jamie Meier

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A judge Monday granted the city's request for a continuance in a case involving a couple cited for protesting topless in Waikiki last month.

Tess and Jamie Meier walked out of District Court, accompanied by their attorneys after their arraignment.

Back in August, the two were protesting gender equality rights along Kalakaua avenue, by going topless.

Honolulu police officers were called, and the couple was cited for failing to obtain a parks department permit for their group. Tess and Jamie pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The ACLU is supporting the group, and says their constitutional rights were violated.

The judge granted a one month continuance to let the city study the issues raised by the citation.

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