A Swiss artist performed naked in front of iconic Cologne cathedral on Friday, nearby the city's main station where a series of sexual assaults against women occurred on New Year's eve. Milo Moire stood naked on the cathedral square, holding up a sign reading "Respect us! We are not fair game even when naked". Swiss performance artist Milo Moire holds a sign infront of Cologne Cathedral. Photo: AP. Police also stopped several young men in the area around the main station and cathedral, and asked them to move away from the area.
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Other women were handing out flyers to passersby, detailing the reasons for the protest. The flyer stated the women were physically assaulted by a man on Karangahape Rd on January Phillips said a man began "doing sexual gestures" towards her and her partner after they had hugged on a street corner. She hit his car window, then he jumped out of his vehicle and struck her across the head, before trying to hit her partner, she said.
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We're on their trail, and we've got many fresh leads to chase down — please support our work. Frontline activists, including women who use their topless bodies as political statements, are gathering in London to deplore threats to free expression worldwide. Such are the risks to some frontline activists who have dared to challenge religious orthodoxies around the world that an international conference on Free Expression and Conscience, July, is taking place at an undisclosed venue in central London, the location known only to the participants. One of the keynote speakers, Bonya Ahmed, was attacked by machete and her husband, Avijit Roy, was brutally killed on the crowded streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh because they ran a blog for freethinkers. Other speakers and participants — including members of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain CEMB , the main organising group behind the conference — also have stories of harassment, death threats and physical danger.
News Ticker. The protest was photographed from the air. More than women have posed nude in Australia in a mass protest against their country's support for possible military action against Iraq. The naked demonstrators, aged 20 to 60, used their bodies to form the words "No war" on the side of a hill in Byron Bay, New South Wales.