Naked female protesters stop traffic in Zurich


Naked female protesters stop traffic in Zurich
Zurich: A group of feminist protesters from Ukraine stopped the traffic during a naked stunt in Zurich on Thursday as bemused motorists looked on.

Four members of the Ukrainian women's movement Femen stood wrapped in cellophane with labels attached reading "5.99 dollars, made in Ukraine."

Surrounded by passers-by and photographers, they blocked the road in the Sihlquai area where prostitutes often operate, shouting "Women aren't merchandise”.

The protesters disrupted traffic for about a quarter of an hour, at one point climbing onto a Mercedes as the car's stunned driver looked on.

"We are trying to shock people to show them the reality," said one of the protesters. "We aren't against prostitutes, but the pimps who use them."

The women arrived in Switzerland at the end of October for a tour of Europe which has included a stop outside the Paris home of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.Naked female protesters stop traffic in Zurich

Femen has around 300 members in Kyiv and is seeking to boost its profile abroad.

The group said today it had ended its stint in Europe but promised to return "in a few months”.




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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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