National protests over Italian prime minister's sex scandals

The weekend before Silvio Berlusconi was indicted in a prostitution probe, crowds gathered across Italy to protest the sex scandals surrounding their leader, "degrading" coverage of those scandals and sexist attitudes toward women in general.

 
 

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Feb. 13, 2011

Protesters gather in Rome's Piazza del Popolo to demonstrate against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Women rallied across Italy on Sunday, incensed by Berlusconi's sex scandal, which they say has hurt their dignity and reinforced outdated gender stereotypes.