May 17, 2013

Protesters greet Barbie in Berlin

The Associated Press

BERLIN - It probably wasn't the reception Barbie was hoping for at the start of her European tour.

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Demonstrators protest in front of the “Barbie Dreamhouse” in Berlin on Thursday. The theme house in Berlin is the second after a similar one opened recently in Florida.

The Associated Press

Feminist protesters burned a doll on a cross and left-wing demonstrators shouted "pink stinks" at the Berlin opening of a life-sized Barbie house Thursday.

They far outnumbered Barbie fans who came to see the Mattel toy's fictional Malibu home.

Security guards swiftly ejected the protesters from the site, which is tucked away behind socialist high rises, railroad tracks and a shopping center near the city's gritty Alexanderplatz.

The "Barbie Dreamhouse" in Berlin is the second such theme house after a similar one opened recently in Florida.

It will remain in the German capital until August before going on tour around Europe.

 

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