Amber Rose Joined by Hundreds of Demonstrators at Pershing Square for SlutWalk

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Model Amber Rose, left, leads a demonstration at Pershing Square to protest sexism and abuse of women on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (Credit: Abby Sewell/Los Angeles Times)

In a scene that was half-red carpet paparazzi circus, half-political protest, several hundred people joined stripper turned model Amber Rose at Pershing Square on Saturday afternoon for an event dubbed SlutWalk.

The event was promoted as a way to express “outrage toward issues of sexual violence, gender inequality, derogatory labeling and victim blaming.”

The mostly female crowd, some shirtless, others in costume and in various states of dress, carried signs declaring “My Clothes Are Not My Consent” and “The Way I Dress Does Not Mean Yes.”

Rose, bearing a sign that read “Strippers Have Feelings Too,” led the group on a brief march up and down Olive Street as curious tourists and shoppers, and a few hecklers, watched.