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The new variety of protest

Gone are the days where protest is equivalent to standing on the street, call slogans and uphold the banner was. While there is of course still the old demo, but also various forms of protest culture have established themselves. Nude activists of the Femen group are probably the best-known example, but there are also quite a few others. We present nine of them. Sex boycott Like Femen also this idea comes from the Ukraine. “Don’t do it with a Russian” the campaign, which is popular on Facebook of growing in popularity is called. The initiative is not racist, it a matter of “Your dignity, >>>

Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

Blogs Follow all of the latest developments as they happen. November 13, 2015 Tweet Follow @RFERL Ukrainian police detain activists of the women's rights group Femen as they protest against homophobia outside the parliament building in Kyiv on November 12. Your JavaScript is turned off or you >>>

300 topless women are fighting ‘oppressive’ religion – here’s why

According to Shevchenko two fundamentalist preachers were discussing violence against women when the activists, aged 25 and 31, ripped off their Arab-style cloaks and jumped on to the stage on Saturday evening. One had the slogan “No one subjugates me” inked across her torso. The other bore the words “I am my own prophet”. The protesters, aged 25 and 31, grabbed microphones and shouted feminist slogans in French and Arabic before being roughly bundled off the stage by about 15 men and handed over to police. Video footage of the incident shows a man apparently kicking one of the women. >>>

Few feminists dare criticise Islam. To see why, look at the ones who do

Over the weekend, a Muslim conference held near Paris was interrupted when two Femen activists stormed the stage during a talk given by two fundamentalist preachers. The focus of the talk was on the role of women in Islam and, according to Inna Shevchenko – Femen’s founder member –  they were discussing why husbands should not beat their wives. The topless activists were then forcibly removed from the stage and kicked aggressively by a number of the event organisers. Irony doesn’t even cover it. The imam at #salonmusulman said husbands should not beat their wives…This >>>

Few feminists dare criticise Islam. The ones who do should be praised for …

Over the weekend, a Muslim conference held near Paris was interrupted when two Femen activists stormed the stage during a talk given by two fundamentalist preachers. The focus of the talk was on the role of women in Islam and, according to Inna Shevchenko – Femen’s founder member –  they were discussing why husbands should not beat their wives. The topless activists were then forcibly removed from the stage and kicked aggressively by a number of the event organisers. Irony doesn’t even cover it. The imam at #salonmusulman said husbands should not beat their wives…This >>>

Topless FEMEN Activists Disrupt Muslim Conference in France

(Newswire.net -- September 15, 2015) -- A Muslim conference, taking place in Pontoise northwest of Paris, was disrupted after two woman jumped on stage, and shocked everyone by removing their hijabs and flashing their bare breasts. As the women shouted slogans, the Muslim conference participants could read the slogans written across their chests. “Nobody makes me submit,” read one of the messages painted on the womens breasts. While speakers on the stage recoiled in disbelief, many male participants cheered and whistle in the background. However, footage of the incident showed several >>>

Topless FEMEN Activists Disrupt Muslim Conference in France

(Newswire.net -- September 15, 2015) -- A Muslim conference, taking place in Pontoise northwest of Paris, was disrupted after two woman jumped on stage, and shocked everyone by removing their hijabs and flashing their bare breasts. As the women shouted slogans, the Muslim conference participants could read the slogans written across their chests. “Nobody makes me submit,” read one of the messages painted on the womens breasts. While speakers on the stage recoiled in disbelief, many male participants cheered and whistle in the background. However, footage of the incident showed several >>>

Topless female protesters manhandled after disrupting Islamic conference in France

Two topless Femen activists in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin in 2014. Femen staged the protest on the opening day of the Olympic Games in Sochi to demonstrate against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “dictatorship and oppression of human rights in Russia.” (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images) Members of a feminist protest group known for storming events topless has disrupted an Islamic conference in France and caught what appears to be a bit of a beating in the process. Femen, founded in Ukraine, doesn’t have a huge reputation stateside. The group, the subject of a 2014 documentary, >>>

France: Muslim conference disrupt by Topless female protesters

A Muslim conference was in session of discussion and the topic was “wife beating”, when all of a sudden two topless women from the feminine group FEMEN come up on the stage and disrupted the discussion and left the speakers shocked. The convention about Islam’s teachings occurred in Pontoise, France with one issue discussing whether husbands are permitted to beat their wives. The Security guards immediately pulled those 2 girls off stage, seeming to kick one of them as she was dragged away. FEMEN nude demonstrations that were initially founded in 2008 >>>