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Topless Protestors At Euro 2012 Draw Against Legal Prostitution During Soccer Tournament

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Policemen arrest activists of the Ukrainian women movement FEMEN as they stage a demonstration holding placards reading 'EURO-2012 without prostitution', 'UEFA attacked our gates' and others in front of the Olimpisky Stadium in Kiev a few hours before the UEFA EURO-2012 Final Draw ceremony on December 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian women's rights activists have staged a topless demonstration at Kiev's Olympic Stadium to protest what they say are attempts to legalize prostitution during the 2012 European Championship.

Five members of the Femen group chanted slogans and displayed banners criticizing tournament organizer UEFA.

Femen spokeswoman Inna Shevchenko says UEFA is "trying to influence our government" to legalize prostitution during the June 8-July 1 tournament. UEFA is making the draw Friday.

Kiev police arrived at the gates of the downtown stadium and dragged the women into a police vehicle.

Femen has established an international reputation for staging semi-naked protests in Ukraine and abroad.

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