Photos: Femen Topless Activists Back Saudi Women Drive Ban Protest [PHOTOS]
By Umberto Bacchi | Oct 29, 2013 03:55 AM EDT
Activists with the radical feminist group Femen staged a topless demonstration in support of a campaign to allow Saudi women to drive cars.
Four "sextremists" - as Femen calls its members - stripped off their tops and chanted slogans outside the Saudi Arabia embassy in Berlin in support of a campaign to overturn the driving ban - the only one of its kind in the world.
The activists emerged from a car outside the embassy gates to unveil placards reading: "Camels for men, cars for women!" and "Faster than your development."
The four women exposed the slogans "No woman no drive" and "Freedom has no limits" emblazoned across their naked chests painted in green, the colour of the Saudi flag.
"Femen activists have supported the initiative of the freedom-loving women of Saudi Arabia with the roar of automobile engines and smoke from the tyres," Femen said.
The stunt followed a demonstration by 60 women in Saudi Arabia who openly flouted the law by driving through the streets.
Dozens of videos and photos of the defiant campaign were posted on the web.
No specific regulation bans Saudi women from driving but they cannot apply for licences. More than 17,000 people signed a petition for the ban to be overturned.
Femen has carried out a number of high-profile protests across Europe including topless marches in Paris and an ambush of Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and a pro-abortion raid at the Spanish parliament.
Femen topless activists expose placards reading “Camels for men, cars for women!" and “Faster than your development.”Source: Femen Date:10/29/2013
The Femen activists in Berlin staged a topless demonstration to demand the right for Saudi women to driveSource: Femen Date:10/29/2013
Four Femen activists demonstrated in front of the Saudi embassy in BerlinSource: Femen Date:10/29/2013
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women cannot driveSource: Femen Date:10/29/2013
The protest was interrupted by German policeSource: Femen Date:10/29/2013