Copper Feel: Femen’s topless activists battle Uefa’s gogo dancers in Kiev (photos)
AS the EURO 2012 Trophy was paraded on Kiev’s Independence Square, Ukraine’s football fans looked at the dancing girls. Then the local Femen protestors emerged from the crowd. Topless and fired up they stormed the stage. The Femen women are against prostitution, especially during the Euros, and in favour of emancipating women. The thoughts and ideals of the gogo dancers on the Uefa podium were not solicited. The Femen women yelled and scrapped. The all-male guards and police wrestled them into submission.
But how do you wrestle a topless woman in public? Where do you out your eyes and your hands? It’s much the same problem the uniforms face when tackling streakers. Eyes down. Eyes up. And sometimes eyes wide. (NSFW):
Activists of the Women's Movement 'FEMEN' performs and shout anti-Lukashenko slogans protesting against his politics in Belarus during a rally at Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, May. 11, 2011. The poster reads 'Put Lukashenko on the Rack!'. The Women's Movement 'FEMEN' is an organization of the young women of the city of Kiev oriented on the women-students of the capital. The main program of the movement is the national campaign against the sex tourism and women trafficking in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)