Female Protester Charged with Sexual Assault After Kissing Riot Cop

by Will Potter on January 2, 2014

in Terrorism Court Cases

protester-kiss-cop-charged-assaultA young woman who kissed a riot cop’s helmet during a protest in Italy has been charged with sexual assault.

Nina De Chiffre is a 20-year-old student who was protesting a planned railway expansion in Northern Italy.

At the demonstration, she kissed the police officer’s helmet. The police union filed a complaint, and she has been charged with “sexual violence” and causing “offence to a public official.”

Protesters have a long history of such “crimes” in response to militarized police, of course. In addition to kisses, they’ve sometimes given flowers.

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