Topless Femen protesters attacked in Paris after chanting "In gay we trust" (warning: some nudity)

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      The Kyiv Post has reported that the leader of a Ukrainian group of topless feminist protesters has been barred from Russia.

      It came shortly before members of Femen were attacked in Paris for breaking up a demonstration by Catholics against same-sex marriage.

      The Femen leader, Hanna Hutsol, was prohibited from entering Russia at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo airport on a flight from Paris. She faces deportation.

      Femen invariably generates enormous publicity from its topless protests, including the one in Paris today.

      Femen protesters are attacked in Paris (some nudity).

      One of the organizers, Inna Shevchenko, explained at a recent seminar in the City of Lights that her group is opposed to prostitution.

      "We are attacking the sex industry, censorship, and the church religions," she explained.

      Shevchenko revealed that members of the group began removing their T-shirts in 2010 because no one reacted to their protests over the previous two years. Taking off their clothes, she said, was a way for women to demonstrate they have control over their bodies.

      Inna Shevchenko explains why Femen protesters go topless.

      Femen activists characterized today's event in Paris as "a homophobic Catholic demonstration", which is why they intervened.

      They entered the crowd dressed as nuns before peeling off their habits and chanting, "In gay we trust." This caused a furious reaction.

      Femen faces the fury of some French Catholics (some nudity).

      The feminist group undergoes intense training in advance of its actions. The video below provides some insights into this area.

      Femen members take their training seriously (some nudity).




      Nov 18, 2012 at 5:43pm

      lies ! they got attacked because they spread the crowd with their "sperm" container, and flashed their boobs at minors .get your facts straight


      Nov 18, 2012 at 7:22pm

      hey Exo - women go topless in France all the time with minors present and never get attacked So it has to be a bit more to it than just that - I thought the combination of nuns and nakedness was hilarious and yet we see shots of Femen being attacked by "males" on the street - confusing to say the least.


      Nov 19, 2012 at 2:34pm

      Bunch of Catholics beating up very "Christian" of them.


      Nov 20, 2012 at 10:24am

      Going naked is certainly one way to get noticed. I can think of other groups that have done this and they got noticed.

      La Vida Loca

      Nov 21, 2012 at 12:00am

      "women go topless in France all the time with minors present and never get attacked"

      Uh, no. Women go topless on beaches, not in the street, not all the time. Femen have been attacked by a far right group named GUD (Groupe Union Defense). Civitas filed a complain against Femen for sexual exhibitions, violence and insults. It's all politics.

      Legalize gay marriage!

      Gordon Chamberlain

      Nov 21, 2012 at 9:06am

      Are Catholics suggesting gay men marry straight women ? Is that their solution because gay men do not want to marry straight women so the family is not being threatened.


      Nov 21, 2012 at 1:36pm

      What bothers me about Femen is the secrecy and lack of transparency as to who is funding them, i.e., who is paying their $1000 salaries, living and travel expenses. Why the mystery? One would almost think that there might be a hidden agenda that Femen does not wish us to know about…


      Nov 21, 2012 at 5:04pm

      Going topless or nude in public will get you noticed... but very few people will bother listening to whatever your message is. Overall, it generates publicity, but achieves nothing. Just ask peta.


      Nov 23, 2012 at 2:25pm

      Hmmm....I guess my naive notions of French society being so forward thinking and liberal were wrong. Shame on those men who tormented those girls. Pathetic behaviour!


      Dec 10, 2012 at 5:10pm

      Do not hurt women. I love Femen