Topless activists from a women’s rights group carried out a protest in central London on Thursday.
Police were called to City Hall to deal with the protesters, who had accused the Olympics’ governing body of having supported ‘bloody’ Islamist regimes.
The demonstration near Tower Bridge, described as an ‘Islamic marathon’ by the protesters, was organised by the Ukrainian feminist group Femen.
Protesters said the demonstration was against ‘bloody’ Islamist regimes which they said had been supported by the International Olympic Committee.
The organisation has become internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills.
Its stated goals include developing ‘leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine’ and to ‘build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women’.
The protest was staged less than three months after Femen activists snatched football’s European Championship, EURO 2012 trophy on two occasions.
They grabbed the cup in May while it was on display in a central square in Dnipropetrovsk, south-east Ukraine.
One activist took off her top to reveal an offensive slogan before picking up the trophy.
As security guards moved in on her, another activist, standing next to the cup, stripped off to the waist to display the same slogan.
Activists staged a similar protest in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv earlier that month.