Ukrainian womens’ rights group Femen have been in the news over the last couple of year because of their concerns about the impact that EURO 2012 will have on the Ukraine’s already burgeoning sex tourism industry when hordes of male football fans from wealthy Western European countries enter the Ukraine to support their teams.
The group staged their latest protest on Friday ahead of the EURO 2012 draw outside Kiev’s Olympic Stadium in objection to European soccer’s governing body, UEFA.
Five topless activists from Femen displayed home signs and chanted slogans criticizing UEFA. Along with Femen spokeswoman Inna Shevchenko, the group said that UEFA is “trying to influence our government” to legalize prostitution during EURO 2012.
The protest lasted five minutes before the women were forcibly carted off in a police vehicle to an unknown destination.