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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY

    Topless Ukranian feminists storm Swiss economic forum

    Well, they tried to, anyway. Brrr. 24.6°F in Davos right now.

    Topless Ukrainian feminists arrested in the snow in Davos as they try and storm political summit
    Three topless Ukrainian protesters were detained today as they bid to break into an invitation-only gathering of CEOs and political leaders to call attention to the needs of the world's poor.

    With temperatures around freezing in the snow-filled town, they took off their tops and tried to climb a fence before being detained.

    After a complicated journey to reach the heavily guarded Swiss resort town of Davos, the Ukrainians arrived at the entrance to the complex where the World Economic Forum takes place every year.
    Not sure if this demonstration ban is for everyone, or just for topless Ukranian feminisits:
    'Crisis! Made in Davos,' read one message painted across a protester's torso, while others held banners that said 'Poor, because of you' and 'Gangsters party in Davos.'

    Davos police spokesman Thomas Hobi said the three women were taken to the police station and told that they weren't allowed to demonstrate.
    more at Daily Mail link above - where one comment, from "Quo Vadis," in Cardiff, reads, "Why have you censored the pictures? Are we not adults here?"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Um the feminist version of shock and awe perhaps?
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    New England
    Love it! Brave women, they look freezing! Great protest message though, and glad to read that some Occupy folks were there protesting at Davos as well.
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    In today's world, where you can see bare breasts, and lots more on TV, a demonstration like that probably won't do much. I believe a bit more stringent means are in order, since we no longer live in medieval times when such things were a shocker. Today's shockers have more of a lasting impact, I believe.