In preparation for the Euro 2012 football games in Kiev, Ukraine, a proposed city beautification initiative stipulates local government should mandate the removal of all unsightly laundry and other personal items from apartment balconies. Underwear hung to dry and fully-nude or half-nude people would also be prohibited on terraces. Members of the feminine organization, FEMEN were not having this, so they took to the streets.
The group found a creative way to protest the plan and turn up the heat in temperatures that were five degrees below freezing — they took off their tops! These girls were determined to stick out (in the crowd) and stand up for the right to aerate their undergarments.
“Our balcony is our castle!" and "We want to walk on our balcony in our negliges!" is what they shouted during the demonstration as they joined the ranks of the yoga protester, who opposed sending troops to Afghanistan, and the gasoline protestor who spent too much on petrol and not enough on clothing.
So what do you think? Should protesters strip down to bring attention to a cause? Any cause? Share your thoughts in the comments.