Having pulled the stunt in multiple locations without violence, including at the Vatican and even Russia, two feminist activists with the ill-advised decision to protest during the Muslim Salon, an Islamic event in the Paris suburbs, according to LiveLeak.
And were summarily beaten like dogs….
The protesters were from a women’s rights group called Femen, which has staged numerous public demonstrations since its origins in Ukraine in 2008. It is now based in Paris.
Two imams were speaking when the women, with messages written on their bare upper bodies, rushed the stage. One activist was quickly pulled off the stage while the other was set upon by up to a half-dozen men who began beating and kicking her as they removed her.
Two topless feminists have stormed the stage at a Muslim conference in France. The activists, from hard-line feminist outfit Femen jumped on stage, with “Nobody makes me submit” scrawled across their bare chests. The most prominent protester shouted, “Nobody makes me submit, me nobody owns me, I’m my own prophet!” before being dragged and kicked off the stage by angered Muslims.
The video, below, shows the incident that took place at the Muslim Salon in Pontoise, France, a town just outside of Paris, which ended “violently” according to one eyewitness.
The activists stormed the stage, leading to two embarrassed looking Muslim men shuffling off stage smirking while clearly trying to get an eye-full, before more violent men took to the stage to shove them over, eventually kicking the women off the side of the stage.
Femen protesters are best known for their targeting of Christian iconography and representatives, such as the desecration of crucifixes in St. Peter’s Square, or baring their chests in churches.
The group was founded in Ukraine in 2008, but has since become a Europe-wide phenomenon.
In 2013 the group burned the ISIS flag in front of the Great Mosque in Paris.