FEMEN activists stormed the Quebec legislature on Tuesday by exhibiting a topless protest against the value charter. They removed their clothes as Premier Pauline Marois started replying to a question. The topless women screamed "Crucifix, décalisse" which is a disrespectful Québécois expression of saying: "Get out of here, Crucifix."
Security guards apparently tried their best to dress the topless women and take them off the chamber. The demonstration was reportedly due to the attitude of the Parti Québécois to the secularism in the state. Critics have already termed the policies hypocritical. The value charter will force various religions from flaunting visible religious symbols. On the contrary, significant Christian symbols will be left untouched.
The scandalised protest was later claimed by the Quebec branch of FEMEN.
The Ukrainian feminist group was founded in 2008. The group has its base in Kiev as well as in Paris. Since its establishment, the protest group has grabbed major attention for their violent topless protests against sexism, religious institutions and sex tourists among other social issues. Here are some of the recent instances of their shocking topless protests.
Three FEMEN protesters tried breaking into a restricted gathering where political leaders and international CEOs in Switzerland. It was the World Economic Forum which takes place in the same venue every year. One of the slogans written on the protesters' chest said: "Poor, due to you".
FEMEN protesters disrupted Germany's Next Top Model while it was going live on air. The topless protesters violently shouted slogans against fashion shows and modelling as a career. According to FEMEN, the fashion industry provokes women with false ideals and forces them to join prostitution.
Ali Larayedh, the prime minister of Tunisia, faced the ferocity of FEMEN protesters when his car was stormed in Brussels. The bare chested women protesters were furious because of the earlier arrest of their comrades who had been taken in to custody for demonstrating outside the Justice Ministry.