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Topless Protesters Demand More Female Representation At World Economic Forum

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Police arrested a small group of women from the Ukranian protest group Femen earlier today after they had demonstrated topless outside the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland calling for more female participation in the meetings and in politics more generally. The women repeatedly chanted “we’re poor because of you,” addressing those attending the Forum. “In this building now there are a lot of men but only a few women, the same way as in each parliament and in each congress,” protester Inna Shevchenko said on her way to the gathering. She said that women wanted to “decide for themselves.” “We are coming there to scream, using women’s voices, women’s bodies to explain that women need to decide also,” she said. Watch the protest: