Turkish Police Detain Four FEMEN Activists

Turkish police detained four activists of the FEMEN women's movement in Istanbul on March 8.

Oleksandr Dykusarov, the spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, announced this to Ukrainian News.

According to him, the activists were detained and taken to the local police station after they held an event.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry expects to receive more information about the incident from the Ukrainian embassy in Turkey.

According to information on FEMEN's blog, four nude FEMEN activists appeared in a square near the St. Sophia Cathedral with placards bearing the slogans "H2SO4 - the Formula of Fear," "Death to Barbarians," and "Stop Acid Attack."

The activists symbolically mutilated their bodies to simulating acid burns, beatings, and broken bones.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, a world in the Gagarin district of Moscow (Russia) has sentenced three Ukrainian activists of the FEMEN women's movement to 5, 10, and 12 days of administrative arrest for disorderly conduct at a polling station at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow during the March 4 presidential elections.

On March 4, the FEMEN activists attempted to steal a ballot box from the polling station No. 2079, where presidential candidate and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin earlier voted.

Traditionally, the FEMEN activists were naked to the waist and they chanted "Putin is a Thief" and "I will Steal for Putin."

Via: un.ua

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The mission of the "FEMEN" movement is to create the most favourable conditions for the young women to join up into a social group with the general idea of the mutual support and social responsibility, helping to reveal the talents of each member of the movement.

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