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Topless Protestor Grabs Euro-2012 Trophy (Semi NSFW)

I’ve been following the protests of the Ukrainian women’s group, FEMEN, for several years now. As everyone who knows me is aware, I am deeply concerned about the plight of women in the former Soviet republics—and FEMEN protests generally feature women topless. So I stood up and took notice when 23-year-old Yulia Koypachik stripped off her shirt and grabbed the Euro-2012 trophy while it was being displayed in Kiev on Saturday. 

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Revealing the words “Fuck Euro 2012″ on her torso, Koypachik was quickly seized by the security people before she could make off with the trophy. FEMEN is concerned that next month’s Euro-2012 tournament will result in increased sex tourism—a legit concern considering the Ukraine is already a major exporter of women for prostitution—and use their topless protests to bring attention to their causes. 

Well, I’m paying attention!

Koypachik was led off (under a sheet) by police and released later in the evening after being charged with “hooliganism,” if convicted she could face 15 days in jail and a 800 hryvnias ($99) fine. 

[Reuters]
 
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