Ukraine activists topless to protest Euro 2012

A police officer detains a topless woman protesting against alleged attempts to legalize prostitution during the Euro 2012 in Ukraine prior to the final draw for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Ukrainian women's rights activists staged a topless demonstration at Kyiv's Olympic Stadium to protest what they say are attempts to legalize prostitution during the 2012 European Championship. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)

The hands of a detained protester are seen inside a police car prior to the final draw for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Ukrainian women's rights activists staged a topless demonstration at Kyiv's Olympic Stadium to protest what they say are attempts to legalize prostitution during the 2012 European Championship. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Ukrainian women's rights activists have staged a topless demonstration at Kyiv's Olympic Stadium to protest what they say are attempts to legalize prostitution during the 2012 European Championship.

Five members of the Femen group chanted slogans and displayed banners criticizing tournament organizer UEFA.

Femen spokeswoman Inna Shevchenko says UEFA is "trying to influence our government" to legalize prostitution during the June 8-July 1 tournament. UEFA is making the draw Friday.

Kyiv police arrived at the gates of the downtown stadium and dragged the women into a police vehicle.

Femen has established an international reputation for staging semi-naked protests in Ukraine and abroad.

The Associated Press

Via: signonsandiego.com


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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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