Ukrainian guard attacks ‘topless women protesters’
The women were protesting against the arrests of 3 photojournalists accused of spying for Russia.
Kiev: A Ukraine security guard has reportedly attacked topless women outside the Georgian embassy, protesting against the arrests of three photojournalists accused of spying for Russia.
The nude political activists, members of the group Femen, held fake cameras and wore just black underpants with the word ‘press’ emblazoned on the back of their undergarments.
They also painted their backs with images of a crossed-out camera, a symbol being used to protest the journalists`` imprisonment, the Daily News reports.
The guard, who has not been identified, was caught on film shoving and yelling at the women.
He also beat up a Ukrainian photographer who was covering the event, the report said.
According to local reports, the security guard has since been fired, and the embassy has said it regretted the incident.
The women were demonstrating against the July 07 arrests in Georgia of Associated Press stringer Giorgi Abdaladze, Zurab Kurtsikidze, of the European Pressphoto Agency, and Irakli Gedenidze, the personal photographer of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Femen became internationally known when they organised naked protests against sex tourism in 2008.