Shock and oar: Naked protester with message scrawled on her body telling Ukraine’s president to ‘f**k off’ swings a paddle at bemused onlookers before being dragged away
- Woman arrested in Kiev, Ukraine, after naked protest outside parliament
- Aleksandra Nemchinova, 36, posed with ‘row the f*** away’ written on her body
- Message directed to Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and his opponent
- Guards tried to drag her away and she began fighting them before her arrest
Ed Wight For Mailonline
A woman was arrested outside the Ukrainian parliament today, after stripping off to pose with a paddle and the words ‘row the f*** away’ scrawled over her body.
Her angry message was directed to Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and his political opponent Mikheil Saakashvili.
Aleksandra Nemchinova, 36, said she was protesting against both men as they were ‘ruining the country.’
Fighting back: Femen member Aleksandra Nemchinova, 36, fights with onlookers and a security guard outside the Ukrainian parliament
Protest: Nemchinova, 36, stripped off and posed with a paddle near the Ukrainian parliament
The protest took place at a makeshift ‘tent city’ campsite of Saakashvili supporters near the parliament in Kiev.
Nemchinova took her clothes off to reconstruct a well-known Russian socialist statue called Girl With An Oar.
But after taking off her clothes she was set upon by security guards who tried to drag her away.
Bystanders tried to help her and she eventually put some underwear on.
She was arrested after police turned up and is now being held for questioning.
Rowing row: After posing with a paddle and the words ‘row the f*** away’ scrawled over her body, she started fighting with security guards in the tent city
Nemchinova had taken her clothes off to reconstruct a well-known Russian socialist statue called Girl With An Oar.
She said she was protesting against both the president and his political rival
Arrest: Police covered her up and detained her during her protest in a tent camp of supporters of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in front the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev
She is expected to be charged with hooliganism and faces a fine of 300 Ukrainian hryvnia (around £8).
Alisa Vinogradova from the group Femen who were behind the demonstration told MailOnline: ‘The woman was arrested last time on November 21st when she staged another naked protest against the President and according to her friends she will continue the struggle.
‘Her goal was to draw some attention to the political circus which is being performed by Saakashvili and Poroshenko.
‘They both do not care about Ukraine or Ukrainians, they only care about their own ambitions.’
The woman’s demonstration follows yesterday’s clashes at the site between police and supporters of Saakashvili after officers tried arresting him.
Ukrainian authorities say Saakashvili, a former governor of Odessa who stepped down following a falling out with the Poroshenko has been colluding with Ukrainian businessmen to oust the president.
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