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Topless protesters held at Davos

2012-01-28 13:48

Davos, Switzerland - Three topless Ukrainian protesters have been detained after trying to break into an invitation-only gathering of international CEOs and political leaders.

The women are trying to call the VIPs' attention to the needs of the world's poor.

They arrived on Saturday at the entrance to the congress centre where the World Economic Forum takes place in the Swiss resort of Davos, took off their tops and climbed a fence before being detained.

The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests to highlight a range of issues including oppression of political opposition.

Comments
  • TheWatcher - 2012-01-28 14:14

    Wait's for the comments about news24's lack of coverage due to lack of pictures to go with the story...

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-28 14:15

      *Waits. I've no idea where the apostrophe came from. My English are being delicious today

      Godfrey - 2012-01-28 18:49

      Ok, where are the pics?

      Fourhundredkg - 2012-01-28 21:22

      Apparently the pictures also suffer from lack of coverage...

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-01-28 14:18

    The Watcher wants a picture. There are plenty of sites with pictures of all sorts of things

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-28 21:17

      haha!

  • Paulus - 2012-01-28 14:46

    Never fear.. the Dutch will provide. http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=DMF20120128_044&pid=1465936

      CyberDog - 2012-01-29 16:08

      Hell, yeah, we definitely need more protesters of this caliber in South Africa, instead of these boring burn it all, and break the rest attempts... If only we can get the crime down enough to allow for topless protesting in the good ol' South africa.. ... *sigh* I would definitely be listening to whatever they have to say ... Mostly .. Sorry, what was this protest about again ?

  • Herbert - 2012-01-28 15:13

    Davos with all the snow? Must surely then be a nipple slip !!!!!

  • Patrick Van der Merwe - 2012-01-28 16:31

    Dit is pateties dat daar tot sulke lengtes gegan moet word om jou stem te laat hoor, en dan is dit nie eers ter wille van selfbaat nie, dit is egter om die aandag onder ons wereld se sogenaamde leiers te bring oor sake wat veronderstel is om bo aan die agenda te wees. Ek haal my hoed af vir die vroue groep wat bereid is om so ver te gan vir 'n saak waarin hulle glo, ons wereld leiers kan dit gerus in ag neem dat 'n saak van belang is al baat dit hul nie finansieel nie.

  • Jacques Joubert - 2012-01-28 18:42

    Plz show sum Pics in regards of these People please

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