Italian Women Flood Streets to Protest Berlusconi
Italy, it seems, is fed up with his antics
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2011 12:07 PM CST
A woman on stilts mocking a prostitute amuses people marching against Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi during a protest in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
camera-icon View 6 more images

(Newser) – The women of Italy have had it up to here with Silvio Berlusconi's never-ending antics, and they're flooding city streets all over Italy to show it. "Women are offended. The image of our country that Berlusconi is presenting to the world is just unbearable," says one protester. Reuters estimates that hundreds of thousands hit the streets in more than 200 municipalities.

"It's a scandal. I do not believe in his values, his behavior and the way he treats women. Italy doesn't have a future if these are the values that sustain us," says another protester. Prosecutors this week called for Berlusconi to face trial over paying for sex, charges he called "disgusting and disgraceful."

 

Loading... Please wait
Loading... Please wait
Loading... Please wait
Loading... Please wait
Loading... Please wait
Loading... Please wait
My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |  
2%
22%
9%
0%
65%
2%