Now that Berlusconi has officially resigned, FEMEN has begun celebrations in classic Ferrari Formula One style. After marching to the Italian embassy in Kiev, FEMEN began shouting Ciao to Berlusconi, as well as other key phrases better left unsaid. The group of five girls, again led by Inna and Alexandra Shevchenko, held various signs expressing their glee, most prominent of which was the simple text, “FINISH” likewise in classic Formula One style.

To continue the Formula One mood, the girls brought ample amounts of Champagne with them, drank heavily and splattered security guards and passers by alike in traditional fashion. 

While the show is fun, their message was anything but. FEMEN demands that Berlusconi now be tried for his crimes in Italian court. Silvio Berlusconi must answer for his crimes of patriarchal brutality, and no leniency should be shown. These ladies take serious offense to Berlusconi’s treatment of women and demand he be made an example of.

While Italy’s reaction to FEMEN’s demand is thus far unclear, there is little chance that FEMEN will see their demands met. None the less, the fact that Berlusconi has ceded power is a step in the right direction. Let us hope that his predecessor has more common sense.

The ladies of FEMEN have provided a short video and images on their Livejournal site. 

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