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Topless Protesters Detained at Davos Forum ["Snow-FilledTown"]
YahooNews ^ | January 28, 2012 | Frank Jordans

Posted on 01/28/2012 8:47:55 AM PST by Steelfish

Topless Protesters Detained at Davos Forum Topless protesters detained at elite Davos forum, trying to call attention to poor

By Frank Jordans A topless Ukrainian protester is arrested by Swiss police after climbing up a fence at the entrance to the congress center where the World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine for staging small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression of political opposition. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Three topless Ukrainian protesters were detained Saturday while trying to break into an invitation-only gathering of international CEOs and political leaders to call attention to the needs of the world's poor. Separately, demonstrators from the Occupy movement marched to the edge of the gathering.

After a complicated journey to reach the heavily guarded Swiss resort town of Davos, the Ukrainians arrived at the entrance to the complex where the World Economic Forum takes place every year.

With temperatures around freezing in the snow-filled town, they took off their tops and tried to climb a fence before being detained. "Crisis! Made in Davos," read one message painted across a protester's torso, while others held banners that said "Poor, because of you" and "Gangsters party in Davos."

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davos; protestors

1 posted on 01/28/2012 8:47:58 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I’m sorry, what was she saying? Her boobs were drowning her out.


2 posted on 01/28/2012 8:54:49 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Steelfish

A crisis of “bazzumba” proportions.


3 posted on 01/28/2012 8:55:02 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Steelfish
Yes they are hot and look exactly like you would expect. Link here.
4 posted on 01/28/2012 8:55:26 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Steelfish
One of the protesters?


5 posted on 01/28/2012 8:55:57 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: traditional1

I’m gonna get you for that one!


6 posted on 01/28/2012 8:57:05 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Steelfish

Davos has always been joked about, in what all goes on there—it was on Imus In The Morning on FoxBusiness Channel this week—he did a video interview with a financial person attending the summit, and said there would be plenty of prostitutes and cocaine. She did not respond to the drugs, but did say: Where are the prostitutes?[joke]


7 posted on 01/28/2012 8:57:08 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Steelfish
The activists are from the group Femen, which has have become popular in Ukraine

I knew this would be Femen before I even clicked the link.

8 posted on 01/28/2012 8:57:25 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Steelfish


9 posted on 01/28/2012 8:58:11 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Steelfish
Curiously, the excerpt you posted doesn't mention if the protestors are men or women ... a reasonable question (after all, it is in equalitarianist Europe).
10 posted on 01/28/2012 9:01:21 AM PST by glennaro
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To: Iron Munro

See post#4


11 posted on 01/28/2012 9:03:00 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Iron Munro; Steelfish
More Here: http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/01/28/naked-ukrainian-protesters-detained-in-davos
12 posted on 01/28/2012 9:03:12 AM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: Steelfish
With temperatures around freezing in the snow-filled town, they took off their tops.....

You'll put your eye out kid!


13 posted on 01/28/2012 9:03:44 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Steelfish

..to call attention to the needs of the world’s poor.”

Soo...they’re donating their bras to the poor?


14 posted on 01/28/2012 9:08:42 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Steelfish
I laughed when I read this headline:

Davos Chief Wants To Meet With Protesters

Serious Side: Forum founder Klaus Schwab offered to meet the activists on Saturday.

Protester David Roth says the group is mulling whether to accept the offer.

Mulling?????..they have to mull over whether they want a discussion or meeting???

Unorganized just like #OWS. They would rather have protest images shown world wide with officials arresting them rather than a civilized sit down meeting.

Professional and hired protesters; not thinkers. Protesters are just following orders, their job is to only protest. Cocaine is free.

15 posted on 01/28/2012 9:12:31 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Iron Munro

16 posted on 01/28/2012 9:14:15 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: central_va
I can't get past how much snow they have.
I really like snow.
Snow.
17 posted on 01/28/2012 9:21:02 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

There’s snow in that picture?


18 posted on 01/28/2012 9:27:49 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Cicero

Well at least she shaves under her arms.


19 posted on 01/28/2012 9:29:39 AM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: fight_truth_decay

I’d like to meet with the protestor in the pic too. I’m sure she would intelligently bring me abreast of the situation and we could milk out a solution that would make complete udder sense. If not, I’m sure the conversation would be titillating. Of course I’ll have to remember my manners and not act like a boob. And I’d wear warm clothes because it seems a bit nipplely there.


20 posted on 01/28/2012 9:30:06 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: Steelfish
This is still October, isn't it?


21 posted on 01/28/2012 9:30:06 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: central_va
There’s snow in that picture?

Yea. It would be easier to see if those people would just get out of the way.

22 posted on 01/28/2012 9:30:49 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: Steelfish

Perhaps we could encourage the Occupy clowns to emulate this tactic? Nah, eye pollution is probably illegal.


23 posted on 01/28/2012 9:33:15 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Cicero

She could have been more creative and dotted her I’s naturally.


24 posted on 01/28/2012 9:33:37 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Steelfish

I miss Davos so much. We used to spend many weekends there skiing off the Parsenn. It was a quiet swiss town. It’s only wild when these summit meetings are there.


25 posted on 01/28/2012 9:36:16 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Cicero

You just know that polizei behind those shades is eyes-right.

As far as the protesters go, I’m afraid their message is getting lost in their medium.


26 posted on 01/28/2012 9:37:34 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: rfreedom4u
I could suggest:

Perhaps you could share a "mulled wine" with the protester as well, while she mulls over whether she and her fellow protesters should agree to a sit down to a meeting with Davos leaders.

Best I got!.. considering you used up all the other playful-descriptive words.

27 posted on 01/28/2012 9:42:39 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Yaelle
I miss Davos so much. We used to spend many weekends there skiing off the Parsenn. It was a quiet swiss town..

[lol]..you elite snob you..

It’s only wild when these summit meetings are there.

Give us details!!!

28 posted on 01/28/2012 9:46:52 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Iron Munro

29 posted on 01/28/2012 9:54:39 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Steelfish

I’d like to invite them to protest in my town. I wouldn’t mind if they decided to occupy the park. It’s sunnier if Florida, and they could use a tan.


30 posted on 01/28/2012 10:10:20 AM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Steelfish

I’m surprised only three were detained. I would have detained a lot more of them for extensive questioning.


31 posted on 01/28/2012 11:24:45 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Steelfish

We, the jury find them NOT GUILTY!


32 posted on 01/28/2012 12:34:39 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Steelfish; a fool in paradise
Link for those interested in further researching the Ukrainian angle!
33 posted on 01/28/2012 12:39:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Steelfish
Topless.....Snow???......

On second thought think I can see the point.

34 posted on 01/28/2012 1:10:15 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Thorliveshere

I would say tiny tt is indeed a crisis. If she is so poor because of You — You ought throw a gunny sack over her—
something about the feel of burlap ought make them buds grow.Or was there naughty pics I didn’t see?


35 posted on 01/28/2012 1:12:33 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

adds a whole new meaning to the bumper sticker my kid has on their car— the one says “feel my Boobies”


36 posted on 01/28/2012 1:14:20 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: fight_truth_decay

No elite! Lol. I used to live in Switzerland. And the snow was notoriously scant when I lived there, so only the really high peaks like Davos had good snow. It really was just a ski town whenever I went. Never been to the take over the world summits.


37 posted on 01/28/2012 4:03:22 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I’d listen to what she had to say, for hours if necessary.


38 posted on 01/28/2012 4:34:10 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: Pollster1

I would think the detainees would always be an even number.

Just look at all 6 of them.


39 posted on 01/28/2012 4:38:12 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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