Saturday, June 29, 2013

Femen Holds Topless Protest in Swedish Mosque; Seek Women's Rights, Opposed to Islamic Law

Three feminist activists -- from the radical feminist protest group Femen -- staged a topless protest inside a Stockholm, Sweden mosque today (June 29, 2013), before they were led away by police, according to the Hurriyet Daily News website.

The women burst into the mosque and tore off their black robes to bare their breasts, which were emblazoned with slogans such as "No sharia in Egypt and the world" and "My body is mine, not somebody's honor."

The women shouted "Free Women," "No Sharia," and "No Oppression." The mosque was largely empty at the time, except for a couple of employees and some members of the press who had been told of the planned protest.

Mosque employees called police who removed the women from the scene. Founded in Ukraine in 2008 -- and now having members in several additional European countries -- Femen is a self-declared "radical feminist" group known for its topless protests against sexual exploitation of women, sexism, and religious institutions.

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