Prior to a ceremony commemorating the 100th armistice anniversary of World War I, a topless protester attempted to ambush President Donald Trump’s motorcade in Paris. The radical feminist sorely regretted her move only moments later, though.
The radical feminist group FEMEN, known for embracing nudity in its protests, was behind a demonstration prior to a ceremony commemorating the 100th armistice anniversary of World War I over the weekend. “Our Mission is Protest! Our Weapon are bare breasts,” says the organization’s website.
President Donald Trump’s motorcade was driving down the Champs-Élysées for the Armistice Day event when a woman with the words “fake peacemaker” written across her bare chest went after the vehicle. She was quickly apprehended by French police.
A topless female protester with “Fake Peacemaker” scrawled across her chest ran at the motorcade carrying U.S. President Donald Trump along the Champs Elysees in Paris ahead of a ceremony on Sunday to mark the end of World War One.
She came within a few metres of Trump’s motorcade before she was apprehended by police, in an incident that is likely to raise questions about security at the event attended by some 70 world leaders.
The radical feminist activist group Femen, based in Paris, said it was behind the stunt. Femen frequently carries out shock protests against sexism, racism, homophobia and other social and political issues. Paris police said they detained two people over the incident. [Source: Reuters]
WARNING: The video below contains some nudity.
Une activiste FEMEN face à la voiture de Trump, remontant les Champs Élysée, dénonçant l’hypocrisie de cette cérémonie du 11 novembre. pic.twitter.com/6n6216EdCf
— FEMEN (@Femen_France) November 11, 2018
“FEMEN denounces a ceremony that should have been a commemoration of the heroism of WWI French soldiers as well as all WWI victims,” FEMEN stated. “Trump, [Russian President Vladmir] Putin, [Turkey President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan, [Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed] Bin Salman and [French President Emmanuel] Macron transformed November 11 into a funny performance that is only entertaining for those participating criminals.”
But just in case you weren’t already convinced that these gals have a few screws loose, here’s what their website says about the “patriarchy”:
FEMEN female activists are the women with special training, physically and psychologically ready to implement the humanitarian tasks of any degree of complexity and level of provocation. FEMEN activists are ready to withstand repressions against them and are propelled by the ideological cause alone. FEMEN is the special force of feminism, its spearhead militant unit, modern incarnation of fearless and free Amazons.
We live in the world of male economic, cultural and ideological occupation. In this world, a woman is a slave, she is stripped of the right to any property but above all she is stripped of ownership of her own body. All functions of the female body are harshly controlled and regulated by patriarchy. Separated from the woman, her body is an object to monstrous patriarchal exploitation, animated by production of heirs, surplus profits, sexual pleasures and pornographic shows. Complete control over the woman’s body is the key instrument of her suppression; the woman’s sexual demarche is the key to her liberation. Manifestation of the right to her body by the woman is the first and the most important step to her liberation. Female nudity, free of patriarchal system, is a grave-digger of the system, militant manifesto and sacral symbol of women’s liberation.
FEMEN’s naked attacks is a naked nerve of the historic woman-system conflict, its most visual and appropriate illustration. Activist’s naked body is the undisguised hatred toward the patriarchal order and new aesthetics of women’s revolution.
Odd, it would seem that the only “stripping” going on is by the radical feminists involved with this radical group. Don’t expect them to see the irony in that anytime soon, though.