Ukrainian FEMEN activists comprised of naked Ukranian women were arrested earlier today on Women’s Day when they attempted to stage their trademark topless and nude protests and demonstration against domestic violence in Istanbul, Turkey.
Istanbul / NationalTurk – Ukrainian women’s rights activists group FEMEN have staged a topless demonstration to protest domestic violence against women in Turkey on International Women’s Day, just hours after a man shot dead a female relative after she left home following an argument with her husband.
Four members of the Femen group, all naked females wearing bruise and dried blood-like makeup, chanted slogans and displayed banners in the one-minute protest in Istanbul to mark International Women’s Day on Thursday. The demonstration was aimed at drawing attention to violence against women and was specifically designed to take place on March 8 International Women’s Day.
FEMEN protest in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
They were immediately dragged into a police vehicle and driven away from the Sultanahmet ( Blue Mosque) square in front of Hagia Sophia. The nude FEMEN members fought back when the police tried to intervene but were taken into custody. It didn’ t went unnoticed everry Turkish police intervened at the scene of FEMEN protest couldn’t hide their smiles, incl. female police officers.
Police say an allegedly mentally unstable man killed a 40-year-old mother of three in Istanbul earlier Thursday.
The Turkish Parliament is working on legislation to introduce severe punishment for those mistreating and abusing women in the largely patriarchal Turkish society.
FEMEN Protest Pictures on Women’s Day