Ukranian Women’s Group Stages Topless Protest In Advance Of Euro 12
Ukranian women took to the streets outside Olympic Stadium in Kiev, cast off their tops and protested their ever-loving bare chests out for what they insist is a plot by Uefa — European soccer’s governing body — to legalize prostitution during Euro 12, a tournament pitting 16 European national teams against one another which will be held in June and July next summer and hosted by Ukraine and Poland.
Via a report from The Guardian:
A Femen spokeswoman, Inna Shevchenko, said Uefa was “trying to influence our government” to legalise prostitution during the tournament, which will take place in June and July next summer. Uefa will hold the draw for the finals in Kiev on Friday.
Kiev police arrived at the gates of the downtown stadium five minutes later and the women were dragged into a police vehicle and driven away.
Femen has established an international reputation for staging semi-naked protests in Ukraine and abroad.
So, to protest the group’s perception that Uefa might be attempting to legalize prostitution, members of Femen take their tops off? Confusing, but then again, the concept of irony has been lost on me ever since Alanis Morissette and that song. You know the one, “Head over Feet.”