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France: Topless warriors wage global assault  *Explicit*01:23

France: Topless warriors wage global assault *Explicit*

France, Paris
April 4, 2013 at 11:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

France: Topless warriors wage global assault

Fifteen Femen France members were arrested in the French capital on Thursday for protesting topless near the Tunisian embassy as part of what they proclaimed a worldwide ‘topless jihad day’. The protesters were denied access by police to Rue Barbet de Jouy, where the embassy is located. The women instead gathered outside the nearby Saint-François-Xavier Metro station with bare chests scrawled with slogans for female liberation.

One onlooker said (in Arabic), "It is written there is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger... and you would burn that?!"

The day was declared Tuesday after a Salafi preacher called for Tunisian activist, Amina Tyler to be stoned to death after she posted a semi-nude picture of herself on Femen Tunisia's facebook page. Lawyers said that under the Tunisian penal code, the 19 year-old could face 6 months to 2 years in prison and a 100-1,000 Tunisian dinar fine (50 -490 euros).

The movement's French branch was set up by Inna Shevchenko, who fled Ukraine after cutting down a crucifix near Maidan Nezalezhnosti in August 2012. On Wednesday members of Femen France burnt a Salafi flag by the movement's topless members outside the Parisian Great Mosque, as "a symbol of women's fight against wild religious extremism." Founded in 2008 in Ukraine, Femen says they are active in 17 countries with a following of 150 000 people.

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France: Topless warriors wage global assault

Fifteen Femen France members were arrested in the French capital on Thursday for protesting topless near the Tunisian embassy as part of what they proclaimed a worldwide ‘topless jihad day’. The protesters were denied access by police to Rue Barbet de Jouy, where the embassy is located. The women instead gathered outside the nearby Saint-François-Xavier Metro station with bare chests scrawled with slogans for female liberation.

One onlooker said (in Arabic), "It is written there is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger... and you would burn that?!"

The day was declared Tuesday after a Salafi preacher called for Tunisian activist, Amina Tyler to be stoned to death after she posted a semi-nude picture of herself on Femen Tunisia's facebook page. Lawyers said that under the Tunisian penal code, the 19 year-old could face 6 months to 2 years in prison and a 100-1,000 Tunisian dinar fine (50 -490 euros).

The movement's French branch was set up by Inna Shevchenko, who fled Ukraine after cutting down a crucifix near Maidan Nezalezhnosti in August 2012. On Wednesday members of Femen France burnt a Salafi flag by the movement's topless members outside the Parisian Great Mosque, as "a symbol of women's fight against wild religious extremism." Founded in 2008 in Ukraine, Femen says they are active in 17 countries with a following of 150 000 people.

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