|(Papal vote) Feminists at St Peter’s decry pedophile priests
Two topless feminist activists staged a protest on the edge of St Peter's Square in Rome yesterday as cardinals began a conclave to elect a new pope.
“Pope No More!’’ one of the women shouted, before she was dragged away by several police officers, AFP reports.
The woman had “Paedophilia No More’’ scrawled on her bare chest and “Pope No More’’ on her back.
A second woman had “War No More’’ on her chest.
They also let off pink flares – a parody of the white smoke from the roof of the Sistine Chapel that will signal a pope has been elected.
The women, who said they were from the Ukrainian group Femen, were detained and taken to a local police station near the famous Vatican plaza.
The Femen women's power group has been making headlines since 2010 for topless feminist, pro-democracy and anti-corruption protests.