Rallies across Italy protest Berlusconi's sex scandal
A demonstrator hits a pan with the face of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over the weekend in Rome.
February 13th, 2011
10:05 PM ET

Rallies across Italy protest Berlusconi's sex scandal

Thousands of Italians took to the streets in some 200 cities across the country Sunday in protest of Prime Minister's Silvio Berlusconi's alleged behavior toward women.

The largest gathering was in Rome, where organizers said 100,000 people gathered, under the slogan, "If not now, when?" In Milan, organizers estimated that 60,000 people gathered. Protests also took place outside Italy, including marches in Tokyo and Geneva.

Sunday's demonstrations were the biggest anti-Berlusconi rallies since the most recent sex scandal broke in January, when Milan prosecutors said they were investigating whether the prime minister abused his power by helping an underaged female, who he had allegedly paid for sex, get out of jail on a theft charge.

Berlusconi has denied that he had sex with the underaged female. A string of sex scandals have dogged him.

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  1. AmericanStandardToiletBowl

    Sorry, but that girl is smokin hot. I was under the impression that younger girls dug older dudes in Europe. Obviously you can't abuse your power, like he's accused of, but still.. C'mon in a couple months she's american legal and the last time I checked nobody is picketing in front of Hugh Heffner's house. Just throwing that out there. 🙂

    February 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |

    maybe bill clinton can give him some advice..

    February 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    So the guy paid for a little ride in the hay. So what? Give him a break. We all get h*rny.

    February 13, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Preacherman

    @cesar: i lol. So what? U would go to jail for life and taxpayers account. You think only u (common man) should be enslaved to the law? I say for justice sake, nail him if he's gilty!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. I sleep around

    "wow", just two more s.t.d. 's and ill have the whole collection – can someone help me out with some H.P.V. And herpes ?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank - Ohio

    "Thousands of people in over 200 citys across italy so upset with this creep". But hey...he still has his job, doesn't he. Mr. Silvio Mubarekoni

    February 14, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sandra V

    Berlusconi will charm his way out of this one, he always does. lol I am sure the women out there will forgive and forget when this charming Casanova bats his bedroom eyes at them in his next speech and woes them off their feet.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Markey Marshall

      Sadly enough Sandra,I think you're right.

      February 14, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    There's no getting rid of this creep Berlusconi. He's like a dose of crabs. Then again,it took WW2 to get rid of Mussolini. Moreover,Mussolini was a better man than this creep. At least he brought Italy out of one of severest depressions it ever had. The same cannot be said for Berlusconi,no way!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |


    February 14, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    @Cesar, well said silly boy.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tomaz

    @cesar: what's a dose of crabs? how do know do u know when u see one? Hehe

    February 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    I don't know, Tomaz. What is a dose of crabs?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
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