December 19 2011 at 01:46pm
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An activist from FEMEN, a Ukrainian protest group against discrimination on women, holds up a sign in front of a police officer in Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City.
Members of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen on Monday protested at the Belarusian KGB office demanding to free political prisoners.
The protesters came out to the street topless with moustaches on their faces, holding posters “Long Live Belarus!” and “Free Political Prisoners!”
After the victory of Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential election on December 19, 2010, the Belarusian opposition held a protest rally in Minks. Hundreds of demonstrators including opposition presidential candidates were detained by the police. Some have already been released but Andrei Sannikov, Nikolai Statskevich >>>
FEMEN activists stripped down in front of Belarusian KGB (Photo, video)
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On December 19, activists from FEMEN group held an action in front of the KGB headquarters in Minsk on occasion of the anniversary of post-election protests.
The girls stripped down and raised posters “Long Live Belarus!”
The girls drew a moustache on their faces. One of the activists had a drawing of Lukashenka on her back. The activists were chanting “Long live Belarus!”, “Nasha Niva” >>>
When UEFA supremo Michel Platini visited Ukraine’s capital Kyiv to check on the final touches made in the overall infrastructure connected with the forthcoming EURO 2012, he was faced with a group of shapely topless lasses outside NSK Olimpiyskiy Stadium carrying placards in English, Ukrainian and Russian against prostitution. Members of the feminist group ‘Femen’ claim that UEFA is trying to influence the Ukrainian government to legalise prostitution during the European Championships in June and July 2012. They feel that if this happens, “they will be turning Ukraine into a brothel”. >>>
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A helicopter surveys the Maltese-registered cargo ship TK Bremen, which ran aground on Kerminihy beach at Erdeven, spilling oil from its engines on the coast of Brittany in western France, December 16, 2011. Winter storm Joachim has battered France's western seaboard since yesterday.
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Kyiv, December 12, Interfax - Activists of the FEMEN women movement held an unsanctioned action to support Russian opposition in downtown Moscow.
The action titled God, turn out the king! took place not far from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, the movement says in its press release.
"We are inspired with the actions of Russian non-parliamentary opposition as they don't accept the results of Russian electoral flimflam lottery. We look forward to the birth of New Russia without thieves, tricksters and political convicts," participants in the action said.
Half naked FEMEN representatives >>>
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