Rome, Feb 13 :: Thousands of Italian women have turned out across the country to protest against Premier Silvio Berlusconi, saying his dalliances with young women humiliate the sex as a whole.Supporters of the 74-year-old leader and media mogul have dismissed Sunday's demonstrations as strictly political.
Berlusconi is being investigated for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old nightclub dancer who says he lavished cash and jewelry on her. Both deny they had sex with each other.
The premier, who willingly acknowledges his fondness for pretty young women, claims he is being victimized by leftist prosecutors who want to topple him from power.
Rome's Piazza del Popolo was packed with women of all ages, along with their children, husbands or boyfriends.AP