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Topless Womens Group, Other Activists, Protest UEFA 2012 Ukraine Games, for Advertising Dictatorship, Anti-Semitism, Canine Murder, Prostitution, Threaten Violence

by admin on December 9, 2012


(PRWEB) October 14, 2011

Last weekend, Shakira did the salsa for a select crowd of Ukraines oligarchs and their pals, as properly as the countrys President Viktor Yanukovych, at the opening of a new Kiev stadium which is meant to host the final match of UEFAs 2012 Globe Cup Finals. Outdoors, as witnessed by democracy4us.org, regardless of new government bans on all organized protest, FEMEN members have ongoing to garner attention for their motion to stave off the video games, which they really feel will turn economically weak Ukraine into a brothel for intercourse visitors about the world. Prostitution in Ukraine is illegal but reports say the nation remains a single of the main suppliers of prostitutes to Western Europe. Nonetheless, sex tourism is only a single of several issues surrounding the video games.

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Nearby and world-wide animal rights groups this kind of as Global Animal are expressing fury and conducting their personal protests above the simple fact that stray canines, formerly killed with shots of an illegal poison, are now currently being herded, in preparation for the video games, into 900 degree fuel chambers in droves as component of a mass clean up operation.

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Likewise, in Lvov, a 16th century synagogue exactly where the Nazis herded and burned Jews alive during Globe War 2, is being bulldozed, like other individuals in Ukraine, to pave way for facilities for the games. Tom Gross, a journalist from The Guardian, initial wrote of the destruction of the Golden Rose Synagogue, a UNESCO monument. And exactly where is the European football physique, UEFA? asks Gross. So much for UEFAs much-hyped campaign to kick racism out of football.” Top religious figures, from all faiths, have created an open letter to Ukrainian authorities reiterating Gross statements.

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In current days, the Union of Afghan War Veterans, many of whom had been currently being employed to support construct Euro 2012 infrastructure changing these synagogues, has threatened to begin bombing the very very same buildings that it erected due to its disgust over the countrys financial and political policies . Furthermore, the organization has joined forces with over 100 civic organizations and 30,000 activist groups, according to its leaders, to demand that the government step down by November and that new elections be held, saying that it has discredited itself and ruined the long term of Ukrainian youth. The group held a forum, these days, in Kiev, led by representatives from the All-Ukrainian Veterans Association, in which it announced that, ought to the government not heed its demands, it would launch revolutionary activities.

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Meanwhile, governments which includes individuals of the US and Australia have posted on their internet sites travel warnings for Ukraine, citing the likely of civil unrest and selective justice, warning their citizens that they could be held and prosecuted without having due trigger and punished with no authorized recourse or limitation. Yesterday, Amnesty International compounded fears by condemning Ukraine for permitting police brutality towards civilians.

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Ukrainian journalists also keep on to voice worries regarding the games. In past days, writers from Ukrainskaya Pravda, maybe the countrys last important remaining Ukrainian-language newspaper not below government manage, have debated the relative merits of the games, and the enormous quantity of monies currently being lavished upon them by the government of the impoverished state, which they say are broadly believed to be bringing immense financial reward, via rigged tenders and a variety of kinds of bribery and corruption, to the really very same oligarchs who are financing the authoritarian crack-down spearheaded by Yanukovych.

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This crack-down came to a pitch on Tuesday, when, following a lengthy and perverse trial, which the EU and leaders around the world have broadly condemned as a grotesque illustration of the selective justice practiced in Ukraine, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the leader of the countrys political opposition, was sentenced to seven many years in prison and a fine of 190 million bucks for exceeding her powers whilst in workplace, below an abstract and antiquated law which lingers in the Ukrainian criminal code, originally developed and utilized by Josef Stalin to purge enemies of the Soviet state without having distinct reason.

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Protestors from all groups have asked UEFA representative Michel Platini to describe why UEFA is helping to market Ukraine and encouraging hundreds of 1000’s of visitors to go to the nation in lieu of these considerable worries.

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