Berlusconi Will Be Hit With 'Panty Protest'

Women to hurl undergarments at embattled prime minister
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2011 3:49 PM CST
Women intend to lob their undergarments at Silvio Berlusconi this weekend.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Angry Italian women intend to hurl their panties at Silvio Berlusconi this weekend, to protest his alleged sexual escapades. The protest, scheduled for Sunday outside of Berlusconi’s mansion in Milan, is one of the first in a series of demonstrations planned this month, the Telegraph reports. Hundreds of women have signed up for the campaign, organized online by the left's La Repubblica newspaper, sending their photographs and messages like, “I’m a woman, and I say ‘enough!’”

Other significantly less fun protests are planned for Saturday. One, in Milan, is expected to be attended by author Umberto Eco, while another, in Florence, totes the slogan, “Italy is not a brothel.” Maybe Berlusconi should commiserate with Simeone Di Abbrescia, an MP from his party who was caught looking at an escort service site on his iPad during a critical no-confidence vote last week.

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