As Italy Votes, Topless Protesters Target Berlusconi

Three women had 'Enough with Berlusconi' written on their backs
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2013 9:19 AM CST
Police take away a woman protesting where Silvio Berlusconi was voting, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.   (AP Photo/Spada, Lapresse)
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(Newser) – Three feminist protesters added a little zing to Italy's crucial elections today, ripping off their shirts and attempting to charge Silvio Berlusconi as he voted. The trio had "Enough with Berlusconi" ("Basta Berlusconi") written across their backs, reports Sky News, and were quickly accosted by police in a scene that more closely resembled a free-for-all than democracy. Italian judges recently postponed Berlusconi's underage sex trial so that he could stand for election. (Read more Silvio Berlusconi stories.)

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