Vatican releases, expels topless demonstrator
December 29, 2014
The feminist demonstrator who appeared topless and snatched the figure of the baby Jesus from the Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Day has been released by the Vatican, but told not to enter Vatican territory again.
Yana Zhdanova, the Ukrainian leader of the activist group Femen, was arrested quickly after she rushed into the life-sized crèche displayed in St. Peter’s Square.
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- Vatican frees woman who bared breast, forbids her to ever to return to Holy See territory (AP)
- Topless feminist protester seizes Jesus figure from display in St. Peter's Square (CWN, 12/26)
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