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Cannes: topless, an activist enters the red carpet to protest against the rapes committed in Ukraine


Topless painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, she protested against the rapes committed by Russian soldiers on Ukrainian women before being quickly taken out by security.

In front of hundreds of lenses and under the clouds of flashes, the Cannes Film Festival red carpet is currently one of the most scrutinized places on the planet.

It was during the climb of the steps of the film

Three thousand years waiting for you

on Friday May 20, around 6:30 p.m., that an activist from the radical feminist movement SCUM decided to protest against the violence against Ukrainian women since the start of the war last February.

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Bare breasts painted in yellow and blue (the colors of the Ukrainian flag), and panties stained with red paint, it is screaming and chanting the message "Stop raping us!"

(Stop raping us) that the woman burst onto the red carpet from the bottom of the steps of the Palais des Festivals.

She remained only about twenty seconds in front of the photographers before being subdued and taken away by security.

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Feminist activist SCUM chants "Stop raping us" in front of the biggest photocall in the world.

(Cannes, May 20, 2022.) VALERY HACHE / AFP

The war in Ukraine, omnipresent in Cannes

Testimonies of rapes committed by Russian soldiers against Ukrainian civilians have been pouring in since the escalation of the war.

To the point that the European Parliament condemned in early May the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war in this conflict.

During the opening ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a surprise appearance on video from kyiv.

He had paid homage to the cinema and, mentioning the film

The Dictator

, had wished for "a new Chaplin to come who will prove that today's cinema is not silent".

Source: lefigaro

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