Italians Protest Berlusconi With Panties And Bunga Bunga Balloons

The latest allegations against Silvio Berlusconi have spawned a number of protests — including one in which women will apparently throw their undergarments at his house.

According to the Telegraph, a group of women will gather at Berlusconi's mansion Sunday to throw underwear over the fence. But some Italians have already begun protesting. This creative balloon appeared at a protest this weekend in Milan's Piazza della Scala (photo by Elena Rossini).

Italians Protest Berlusconi With Panties And Bunga Bunga Balloons


This lady's sign reads, "This man is not worthy of Palazzo Chigi" (Berlusconi's official residence in Rome).

Italians Protest Berlusconi With Panties And Bunga Bunga Balloons


Translations, from left to right: "We are not someone's property and we won't be at the mercy of anyone"; "Where's people's indignation at how the head of the government exploits women?"; "We don't want to be forced to pass by Arcore [where Berlusconi lives] to become politicians."

Italians Protest Berlusconi With Panties And Bunga Bunga Balloons


Translation: "It's not virtual. Unfortunately this is real."

Italians Protest Berlusconi With Panties And Bunga Bunga Balloons


This protester sports a rueful grin. Maybe she just realized the problem with throwing panties at Berlusconi's house — he'll probably be totally into it.

All photos by Elena Rossini. Published with permission.

Italian Women Plan Knicker-Throwing Berlusconi Protest [Telegraph]
Restoring Italy's Dignity – Anti-Berlusconi Protest In Milan [The Illusionists]