Topless Ukrainian Protesters Detained in Davos

World | January 28, 2012, Saturday // 18:45|  views

Topless Ukrainian protesters climb up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland Saturday, January 28, 2012. Photo by

Three topless Ukrainian female protesters, members of the growingly popular FEMEN, were arrested by police authorities in the Swiss resort of Davos where the World Economic Forum is taking place.

The Ukrainians repeatedly chanted "Poor because of you!" near the heavily guarded grounds of the forum.

"In this building now there are a lot of men but only a few women, the same way as in each parliament and in each congress," protester Inna Shevchenko told reporters, as cited by The Telegraph.

"In Ukraine, we have a cabinet of ministers only for men. There are no women," she added, explaining that women also need to be included in the process of decision making.

Protesters from the Occupy movement that started with opposition to practices on Wall Street held a separate demonstration in Davos on Saturday.

Last week, three members of the provocative Ukrainian female rights activists FEMEN stirred media interest big time in Bulgaria by protesting domestic violence against women naked in front of the country's parliament.

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