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Fully clothed Femen in trouble for ‘free hugs’

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Jan. 21, 2011, 1:01 a.m. | Ukraine — by Peter Byrne

Inna Shevchenko (R) of the Ukrainian women's rights group Femen takes part in a Jan. 17 demonstration in front of a Kyiv court to protest her arrest. The poster reads: “Hands off, Femen.” Opposition politicians and pro-democracy advocates accuse President Viktor Yanukovych of trampling on the constitution to monopolize power and persecute political opponents.
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Femen activists chalked up a rare legal victory on Jan. 17 after a Kyiv court threw out charges against Inna Shevchenko for holding an illegal demonstration.
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Anonymous Jan. 23, 2011, 8:24 p.m.    

I wish Ukraine had more people like those in Femen who are willing to stand up for their beliefs.

My congratulations Femen for being more than most.

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Anonymous Jan. 24, 2011, 7:25 a.m.    

I wish Ukraine had more people like those in Femen who are willing to strip in public for their beliefs.

My congratulations Femen for wearing less than most.

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Anonymous Feb. 3, 2011, 9:44 p.m.    

If these women protest during the day I wonder when they work. Maybe they work the night shift.

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Anonymous April 21, 2011, 1:16 a.m.    

I took salsa lessons with Yatsenko this summer....shy guy, the perfect target for sexy ladies to extortion...he is probably working for free-

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