Bikyamasr: Ukraine woman strips at Vatican for rights, anti-Berlusconi

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Nov. 7, 2011, 5:03 p.m. |

An Italian policemen pulls a poster reading: "Freedom for women" held by an activist of the Ukrainian female rights organization "Femen" during a protest at the end of Pope Benedict XVI's Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
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She walked past security in Vatican City and right in front of St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday stripped off her top in protest for greater women’s rights. The young Ukrainian activist displayed a sign calling for “freedom for women” right before taking off her top. Only moments earlier, Pope Benedict XVI had given his weekly blessings, but the young activist was pushing for greater rights. Italian police were able to subdue the young woman, who belongs to the Ukrainian women’s rights group Femen, which campaigns against sexism and have attracted attention for their topless protests.

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