Several dozen people stripped naked and got their bodies painted in New York’s Times Square as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.”

The event Saturday was organized by body artist Andy Golub. He has staged similar nude Times Square protests in years past.

Golub said the world we’re living in “is very divisive.” He said people have “much more in common” than they are different.

Participants in a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts assemble before a march in New York's Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against
Participants in a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts assemble before a march in New York’s Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Samantha Walsh traveled from Toronto to take part. Walsh, who uses a wheelchair, said body painting disrupts the way people think about “whose bodies are valuable.”

Samantha Walsh, right, of Toronto, prepares to participate in a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York's Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against
Samantha Walsh, right, of Toronto, prepares to participate in a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York’s Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A participant poses for a photo before marching in a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York's Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against
A participant poses for a photo before marching in a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York’s Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
People watch as participants prepare to march during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York's Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against
People watch as participants prepare to march during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York’s Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A participant reacts as he prepares to march during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York's Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against
A participant reacts as he prepares to march during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York’s Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Participants march down Broadway during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York's Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against
Participants march down Broadway during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York’s Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A participants marches down Broadway during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted as part of what was billed as a protest against
A participants marches down Broadway during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
A man shields the eyes of a child as he walk past a participant marching down Broadway during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York's Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against
A man shields the eyes of a child as he walk past a participant marching down Broadway during a Protest Against Divisiveness sponsored by Human Connection Arts in New York’s Time Square on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Several dozen people stripped naked and had their bodies painted in midtown Manhattan as part of what was billed as a protest against “divisiveness.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)