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Ukrainians stage topless protest

Published 28/01/2012 | 12:53

A topless Ukrainian protester from the campaign group Femen stage a demo outside the World Economic Forum in Davos (AP)
A topless Ukrainian protester from the campaign group Femen stage a demo outside the World Economic Forum in Davos (AP)
A topless Ukrainian protester is arrested after climbing up a fence at the entrance to the venue for the World Economic Forum (AP)
The Femen group is popular in Ukraine for staging topless protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition (AP)

Three topless Ukrainian protesters have been detained after trying to break into an invitation-only gathering of political leaders.

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The women are trying to call the VIPs' attention to the needs of the world's poor.

They arrived at the entrance to the congress centre where the World Economic Forum takes place in the Swiss resort of Davos, took off their tops and climbed a fence before being detained.

The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging topless protests to highlight a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. They have also conducted protests in some other countries.

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