Femen activist protests topless as Czech President votes

Prague, Jan 12 (IANS) An activist from feminist activist group Femen on Friday burst into a polling station in Prague topless when Czech President Milos Zeman was set to cast his ballot in the first round of the presidential elections.

Zeman, slated as favourite to win the election, was visibly surprised and perturbed at the incident, which forced him to leave the room for a few minutes before placing his vote in the ballot box, Efe news agency reported.

Zeman’s security service brought down the woman, who was shouting “Zeman, Putin’s slut,” a slogan she had also painted on her bare chest.

The Czech President said he was honoured to have been attacked by an activist from Femen as they also target the Pope.

The controversial head of state is known for his good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and has on many occasions criticised European sanctions on Moscow for the crisis in Ukraine.

Femen published the video of the protest on its website and identified the activist as a Ukrainian “sextremist” named Angelina Diash.

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