Activists from the Ukrainian feminist group Femen brought their barebreasted protest movement back to Kyiv by occupying the Bell Tower of the St. Sophia Cathedral in order to denounce a draft law banning abortion.
Once the five protesters climbed to the top of the tower, they stripped to the waist, unfurled a seven-meter black banner with a one-word message - "STOP" - and rang the bell.
“The ringing is an alarm to this eternal city of the gangster conspiracy of church and state that aims to impose government control over the sacred feminine gift of procreation," Femen said on Twitter.
The Ukrainian feminists last held a topless demonstration earlier this winter in Moscow outside the Christ the Savior Cathedral. Their demand at that protest was: “God, get rid of the Tsar!”