Topless Protests At Berlusconi As Italy Goes To The Polls

Topless Women Protest Over Berlusconi As Italy Goes To The Polls [Video]

Three topless feminists launched themselves at prime-ministerial candidate Silvio Berlusconi, as he arrived at a polling station in Milan to vote in Italy’s two-day general election.

The three young women had the slogan “Basta Berlusconi” (Enough with Berlusconi) written on their backs, said an Agence France-Presse reporter who was at the scene.

While voters queued at a polling station in a Milan school, the topless trio broke through a crowd of journalists.

The women proceeded to jump over some tables before attempting to lunge at Berlusconi, but they failed to reach the former Italian prime minister.

The screaming women were quickly detained by police and dragged away from the chaotic scene.

Italian media reports say the trio were members of the Femen protest group.

The group have been demonstrating — usually topless — for women’s rights in pro-democracy and anti-corruption protests across Russia, Ukraine, and the UK since 2010.

Sky News reports that the polls opened in Italy earlier than expected as an increasingly contentious battle threatened gridlock Europe’s fourth largest economy in a political impasse.

Topless Protests At Berlusconi As Italy Goes To The Polls
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