Cup girl’s busted: Topless women’s rights campaigner seizes Euros trophy

Stunned security guards grappled with a topless protester as she made a grab for the Euro 2012 football trophy.

Women’s rights activist Yulia Kovpachik, 23, tricked them by pretending to pose for a snap next to the trophy, on display in Kyiv.

But she then yanked down her red T-shirt to reveal the words “F*** Euro 2012” scrawled on her chest.

She grabbed the two-foot high cup with both hands before being grabbed by burly guards.


Yulia, dragged away covered in a sheet, is a member of Ukraine-based group Femen which claims next month’s tournament will make the country a magnet for sex tourists.

The trophy wasn’t damaged and remained on display.

Yulia, who staged the protest on her 23rd birthday, will appear in court tomorrow charged with hooliganism.

Ukraine is co-hosting the Euros with Poland next month with the final in Kyiv on July 1.



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The mission of the "FEMEN" movement is to create the most favourable conditions for the young women to join up into a social group with the general idea of the mutual support and social responsibility, helping to reveal the talents of each member of the movement.

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