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Topless protest hits Olympics

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Feminist group take topless protest to Davos Ukrainian protest group Femen protest half-naked at Davos as they demand more female representatives at the World Economic Forum and on political bodies worldwide. Ukrainian feminists stage topless protest near Tower Bridge over Olympic body's 'support for bloody Islamist regimes' Demonstration outside City Hall by feminist protest group Femen Police break up protest against International Olympic Committee Protesters had the slogan 'No Sharia' scrawled on their chests Scotland Yard: Four women arrested on suspicion of disorderly behaviour' Police in the Swiss resort of Davos quickly arrested the three topless women demonstrators near the heavily guarded grounds of the World Economic Forum (WEF) as they repeatedly chanted, "Poor because of you!". Four topless activists from a women's rights group were arrested today after they carried out a protest in central London. Police were called to City Hall to deal with the protesters, who had accused the Olympics' governing body of having supported 'bloody' Islamist regimes. Pictures showed officers holding women on the ground and covering their chests. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: 'At approximately 11.30am today police attended the site of a demonstration outside City Hall. 'Four topless female protesters were arrested under section five of the Public Order Act for disorderly behaviour. 'They are currently in custody.' The protest was staged less than three months after Femen activists snatched football's European Championship trophy on two occasions. They grabbed the cup in May while it was on display in a central square in Dnipropetrovsk, south-east Ukraine. One activist took off her top to reveal an offensive slogan before picking up the trophy. As security guards moved in on her, another activist, standing next to the cup, stripped off to the waist to display the same slogan. Activists staged a similar protest in the Ukrainian capital Kiev earlier that month. In February the protest group clashed with Italian police during Milan Fashion Week after a demonstration against the use of anorexic models. The topless protesters wore jeans and had handwritten slogans such as 'Fashion = Fascism' and 'Anorexia' scrawled across their chests. A similar protest was held in January in the Swiss resort of Davos in January, where the World Economic Forum held its annual meeting.