Exporting Naked Protest: Femen Opens First Office Abroad
Feminists from the Ukraine-based activist group Femen have opened their first training center abroad in Paris to teach like-minded protesters how to evade security forces. For the opening, the women ran half-naked through a predominantly Muslim neighborhood in the French capital.
The Ukranian women's group Femen, famous for its radical topless protests, opened its first foreign office with a bare-chested march through a predominantly Muslim neighborhood in Paris' 18th arrondissement on Tuesday. In the first foreign office, fellow feminists are supposed to learn how to evade security forces, according to the group's website.
"We're opening the first international training center for feminists who want to transform themselves into soldiers," Shevchenko added. Other centers are planned for Montreal, New York and Sao Paulo.
zft--with wire reports
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