Femen activists protest Russia's antigay law by storming embassy in Sweden
International and Russian domestic criticism of Russia's homophobic legislation continues to grow as the Sochi Winter Olympics approach, and the radical feminist organization Femen is contributing to that backlash against Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The Ukranian-based sextremist group, comprised of women who protest while topless, staged another demonstration against Russia's antigay law on October 29 at the Russian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
The activists carried the rainbow flag, wore rainbow-coloured leis, carried a sign stating "Homosexual propaganda on Russian ground", and wrote "Free LGBT" and "Free to be me" across their exposed torsos.
Two activists entered the embassy but police removed the protesters from the site, according reports (Swedish publication The Local covered the incident with a photo gallery).
Two Femen activists, supported by other activists, previously staged a pro–gay rights demonstration at the embassy on August 1.
After they scaled the premise's fence and storming the embassy, they were removed by police and detained. Later the same day, approximately 200 gay-rights activists staged a peaceful demonstration at the embassy.