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Topless Ukrainian Protesters Stop Traffic In Zurich

Shouting "Women aren't merchandise," Ukrainian feminists fight sex trafficking in Switzerland

Four activists from Ukraine's Femen movement have stopped traffic during a naked antiexploitation protest in Zurich.

On November 10, the demonstrators stood at a central intersection in the Swiss city wearing labels with a price tag saying: "$5.99 dollars, made in Ukraine."

Surrounded by photographers, they blocked the road in the area where prostitutes often operate, shouting "Women aren't merchandise."

Many prostitutes in Switzerland come from poor Eastern European and Latin American countries.

The women arrived in Switzerland at the end of October for a tour of Europe which has included a stop outside the Paris home of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a topless protest against "Papal patriarchy" at the Vatican.

Femen has around 300 members in Kyiv.

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