At an event in Ukraine yesterday, a group of topless Femen activists unexpectedly got their hands on the prestigious Euro 2012 trophy. This isn’t the first time topless protesters got their hands on the trophy though. Pictured above is an attempt earlier this month…these girls don’t give up! (WARNING: Graphic Content)
Topless activists from a Ukrainian women’s rights group got a hold of the cup by grabbing it while it was on public display in the southeast of the country, which is jointly hosting the tournament with Poland.
Inna Shevchenko, 21, an activist in the Femen group, peeled off her top, revealing the words ‘F**k Euro 2012′ on her torso. She then grabbed hold of the 60cm-high cup while it was being exhibited in a central square in Dnipropetrovsk, according to a video clip released by Femen. As security guards moved in on her, another activist, standing next to the cup, stripped off to the waist to display the same slogan.
Femen activists staged a similar protest in Kiev earlier this month, seizing hold of the same cup while it was on public display in the capital.
Organizers said the latest stunt was carried out by a 46-year-old French journalist from a French women’s magazine. Femen spokeswoman Anna Hutsol said:
‘She also supports our struggle against sexism and prostitution and decided to take part.’
Both women were detained by police.
The Kiev-based Femen is focusing its topless protests for women’s rights on next month’s Euro 2012 soccer tournament. Femen says Euro 2012, which will run in Ukraine from June 9 to July 1, will lead to a surge in prostitution in the former Soviet republic and entrench the country as a sex tourist destination in Europe.