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Topless Activist Tries to Steal Baby Jesus From Vatican

She's a member of Ukraine-based feminist group Femen

(Newser) - A topless "sextremist" attempted to grab the baby Jesus from a Nativity scene at the Vatican while yelling "God is woman" just hours before Pope Francis' Christmas Day address, Reuters reports. The woman, who also had "God is woman" painted on her back, hopped guardrails in St.... More »

France Votes: 11 Candidates, Evacuation, Topless Protesters

It could be a wild day in Round 1 of election

(Newser) - A voting station in eastern France has reopened after being evacuated because of a suspicious vehicle parked nearby. Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told the AP that the voting station in Besancon was evacuated while explosives experts examined the car, but they deemed there to be no risk. He said... More »

Topless Protester Grabs Trump Statue by the Crotch

Feminist in Spain shouted 'Grab patriarchy by the balls'

(Newser) - Organizers must be hoping that the inauguration of the real Donald Trump goes more smoothly than the inauguration of the wax one. The unveiling of the life-size statue at Madrid's wax museum descended into chaos Tuesday when a topless feminist protester pushed past security and grabbed the wax Donald'... More »

Topless Protesters Swarm DSK Trial

He takes the stand today in French prostitution trial

(Newser) - Topless protesters swarmed outside the French courthouse where Dominique Strauss-Kahn was to testify today in a trial involving orgies and an alleged prostitution ring . Police tackled the protesters from the provocative group Femen as they shouted and climbed onto what appeared to be the arriving car of the former head... More »

Anti-Gay Marriage Parisians Clash With Topless Activists

Catholic marchers attack counter-protesters

(Newser) - Clashes erupted in Paris yesterday when topless protesters from the Ukrainian group Femen challenged a Catholic-led march to oppose gay marriage. The activists were punched and pushed to the ground after chanting "In Gay We Trust" and spraying white powder from bottles, the AP reports. A law proposed by... More »

Topless Protesters Target Ukraine Rapists

'Death for sadists' in brutal gang rape, says Femen group

(Newser) - Topless demonstrators scaled the Ukraine general prosecutor's office building to protest the handling of a case involving a gang-raped teenager who was dumped in a ditch and set aflame. "We want to scare men who think they can treat women like animals. We want to let the world... More »

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