Topless Femen protesters arrested in Crimea

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Femen topless protesters are dragged kicking and screaming away from outside Crimea's parliament shortly after it voted in favor of becoming part of Russia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


Topless protest ... A man strangles a topless activist of the Ukrainian women movement Fe

Topless protest ... A man strangles a topless activist of the Ukrainian women movement Femen, protesting against the war in front of Cremea's parliament.
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TWO Femen protesters were arrested in Crimea’s capital Simferopol after staging a topless demonstration against Russia’s intervention in Ukraine in front of the regional parliament.


One protester was stopped by police within seconds while another ran around, repeatedly shouting “Stop Putin’s War”, which she had also written across her chest.

Arrested ... Ukrainian police officers detain a topless activist of the Ukrainian women m

Arrested ... Ukrainian police officers detain a topless activist of the Ukrainian women movement Femen, protesting against the war in front of Cremea's parliament.
Source: AFP




She was eventually detained and taken away in a van by security forces, while some people who had been watching the protest shouted: “Prostitutes!”

The nationalities of the two young women were not immediately known.

A Ukrainian police officer (L) and a pro-Russian volunteer (R) detain a topless activist

A Ukrainian police officer (L) and a pro-Russian volunteer (R) detain a topless activist of the Ukrainian women movement Femen, protesting against the war in front of Cremea's parliament.
Source: AFP




With pro-Russian forces in control of Crimea, the peninsula’s parliament on Thursday set a referendum for March 16 on whether it should become part of Russia.

Politicians also asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to examine a request for the region to join the country.

Inna Shevchenko rips a Russian flag as she joins topless activists of the Ukrainian prote

Inna Shevchenko rips a Russian flag as she joins topless activists of the Ukrainian protest group FEMEN demonstrate in New York City.
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Crimea is an autonomous republic of Ukraine but was part of Russia until Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev transferred it to Ukraine as a “gift’’ in 1954.

The move was largely meaningless during Soviet times, as both Ukraine and Russia were republics in the Soviet Union.

Via: news.com.au


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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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