The demonstration was aimed at drawing attention to violence against women and was specifically designed to take place on International Women’s Day, March 8.
Four members of the FEMEN group, topless and wearing bruise-like makeup, chanted slogans and displayed banners in the one-minute protest in Istanbul to mark International Women’s Day on Thursday.
The protest banners read slogans such as “Stop acid attacks,” “Why?” and “What for?”
The FEMEN members fought back when the police tried to intervene but were taken into custody. The women were reportedly given bathrobes and taken to a local hospital for health checks.
FEMEN is a Ukrainian protest group founded in 2008 and based in Kyiv. The organization became internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills.
Hurriyet Daily News