Strippers and Prostitutes have taken to the streets in protest of certain club closures that have occurred in the area. Police have shut down clubs on Bourbon street due to prostitution and drug violations.
Strippers were on the street shouting “my body is not illegal” on Thursday to protest the closure of clubs in and around Bourbon Street, the main area of New Orleans’ rampant nightlife district.
Eight strip clubs in the French Quarter were closed, the city is also bustling with life as the famed Mardi Gras destination readies for its annual celebrations.
Since then Some of those clubs have since been allowed to reopen.
The Strippers, bouncers and club worker’s backup dancers shouted slogans like “Strippers’ rights are human rights.”
The protesters are complaining that the closures will cost people jobs and that the city is trying to hard to make the French Quarter of town too ‘family-friendly.’
“We are protesting because they are trying to shut down most of the clubs on Bourbon Street to make it some kind of Disneyland-cruise ship port,” Emily Hernandez a stripper stated.
Another marcher held aloft a sign that read, “Bourbon Street not Sesame Street.”