Olympics-Topless women stage London protest


LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Two topless women painted with the

slogans "Olympic shame" and "No Sharia" protested in front of

London's City Hall on Thursday to draw attention to what they

called "bloody Islamist regimes" taking part in the Olympics.

They were members of Ukrainian women's rights group Femen,

which has staged numerous topless protests across Europe,

including at the Euro 2012 soccer tournament in Poland and

Ukraine where their concern was prostitution in host cities.

"The regimes are fascists of our time, they treat women like

third-class citizens," said protester Reza Moradi, without

specifying any countries. "This is what we object to, this is

what they are protesting against."

Smeared with fake blood and wearing floral wreaths on their

heads, the two topless women ran around the entrance of City

Hall in central London for around 10 minutes chased by a third

protester before being covered up and led away by police


A spokeswoman for the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

had no immediate comment.

(Reporting by Li-mei Hoang; editing by Jason Neely)

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