Italian women hold anti-Berlusconi demonstrations

talian women are holding nationwide protests against embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

The demonstrations in dozens of cities were due to be attended by high-profile personalities, including opposition politician Rosy Bindi.

Organisers say Mr Berlusconi has damaged the standing of women with his recent sex scandals.

He has denied any wrongdoing, saying the current investigations against him are politically motivated.

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