Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:54 AM
bananas (24,180 posts)
Topless Protest At Berlusconi As Italy Votes
Three topless feminists lunged at Silvio Berlusconi as he arrived at a polling station in Milan to vote in Italy's general election.
Polls opened in the country amid concern the outcome could lead to political gridlock in Europe's fourth largest economy.
As voters queued at a polling station at a Milan school, the three half-naked women, who had the slogan "Basta Berlusconi" ("Enough With Berlusconi") scrawled on their backs, broke through a crowd of journalists.
Italian news reports said the three were members of the Femen protest group.
Read more: http://news.sky.com/story/1056078/topless-protest-at-berlusconi-as-italy-votes
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Topless Protest At Berlusconi As Italy Votes (Original post)
|Kelvin Mace||Feb 2013||#3|
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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 05:36 AM
dipsydoodle (42,239 posts)
1. Protest votes increase uncertainty in Italy election
(Reuters) - Italians voted for a second and final day in a general election on Monday with a surge in protest votes increasing the risk of an unstable outcome that could undermine Europe's efforts to end its three-year debt crisis.
Opinion polls give the centre-left coalition led by former Industry Minister Pier Luigi Bersani a narrow lead but the race has been thrown wide open by the prospect of protest votes against austerity and corporate and political scandals.
"I'm sick of the scandals and the stealing," said Paolo Gentile, a 49-year-old Rome lawyer who said he had voted for the 5-Star Movement, an anti-establishment protest group set to make a huge impact at its first general election.
"We need some young, new people in parliament, not the old parties that are totally discredited," he said.
And if you thought you were going to see any rasberries in the OP video forget it : they get edited out in the UK too.
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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:09 AM
Mnpaul (1,841 posts)
5. Rupert Murdoch would be a better comparison
Some crazy stuff going on in Italy. Topless protest? Did anyone notice?