On February 1 FEMEN activists at the building of the International Ice Hockey Federation in Zurich held a protest action against the 2014 World Championship in Belarus.
Half-naked girls held hockey sticks wrapped in barbed wire and banners "Slaves cannot play hockey", "Don’t encourage dictatorships","Lukashenko, let’s play at The Hague", "Withdraw the championship from the dictatorship".
FEMEN demands the International Ice Hockey Federation to turn away from the "last dictatorship of Europe" and abandon the idea of holding Ice Hockey World Championship in Belarus in 2014.
"Belarus has dictatorship that violates the Constitution and human rights and suppresses the dissent. President Lukashenka and the government are criminals. Under these conditions, the 2014 Ice Hockey World CUDF.BYhampionship will look like the 1936 Olympics in Berlin", the movement says.