A panty-clad Italian porn star shook up the Milan stock exchange on Tuesday by accusing flummoxed financiers of ''stripping Italians of everything but their underwear''.
Laura Perego, 22, crept into the bourse in a cloak and threw it off as she jumped onto a table in her panties and body paint in the Italian national colours, shouting: ''I want to launch a message to all those who mismanaged our savings''.
Perego, a Sicilian who says she ''wants to use her body to send messages'', repeated her accusation several times to the bemused brokers before being bustled out of the building.
She was held in a police station for over an hour, emerging to tell reporters: ''They might press serious charges because I tried to climb on top of their car too, but several officers complimented me and told me I was fighting for a just cause''.
Hat tip to Ansa