A feminist protester infiltrated the Cannes festival to protest over “rape” in Ukraine
On Friday, a topless activist crashed Cannes’ red carpet. He was protesting alleged violence against Ukrainian women in the ongoing conflict between Kiev (Russia) and Moscow. The incident unfolded ahead of a screening of George Miller’s film ‘Three Thousand Years Of Longing’.
The footage shows that the activist, which had seemingly posed as one the guests at the event, took to the red carpet and then abruptly removed her gown. The activist was seen leaving the scene wearing only red-stained, underwear with the colors and words of the Ukrainian flag. “Stop raping us”The graffiti was placed on her stomach and chest. Security quickly surrounded the screaming protester and took her away.
SCUM, an extreme feminist group, claimed the responsibility. They stated on Twitter that they intended the performance. “to denounce sexual violence inflicted on Ukrainian women amid the war.”
The group that organized the protest is not known much, but its name is clearly a nod towards the 1960s. “SCUM manifesto”Valerie Solanas is a radical American feminist. It was unclear who the activist behind the stunt is and whether they will be facing any legal action.
Officials in Kiev have accused Russia repeatedly of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty since Moscow began a major operation against it. “crimes.”
Russia attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French- and German-brokered protocols were intended to provide special status for the Ukrainian states that breakaway areas.
Since then, the Kremlin demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and vow to never join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims that it planned to seize the two republics.