By Erin O'Donnell
February 10, 2012

Breastfeeding moms staged nurse-ins at Facebook headquarters this week, protesting the networking site's practice of removing photos of women nursing their children.

The Huffington Post reports the protest was launched by Emma Kwasnica, a Vancouver, Canada mother and breastfeeding advocate who has posted more than 200 photos of herself nursing her children and says her account has been suspended repeatedly for violating the site's no-nudity policy.

About 60 protesters gathered in front of Facebook's Menlo Park offices on Monday, and similar protests were planned in New York; Toronto; Austin, Texas; Seattle; London; Paris; Amsterdam; Madrid; Singapore; Dublin, Ireland; and Sydney. Protesters say they want to make the point that breastfeeding isn't obscene.

The San Francisco Chronicle offered more details:

Earlier this year, Facebook issued a statement about its policies to the Huffington Post:

Readers, share your thoughts: Do photos of breastfeeding belong on Facebook?

Image: via The Huffington Post.

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