Activists protest against Ukrainian sexual assault after falling red carpet at Cannes Film Festival

A woman took off her clothes after falling on the red carpet premiere of George Miller’s ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ in Ukraine protesting sexual violence.

An unidentified woman’s upper body, covered in yellow and blue paint in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, read “Do not rape us.” Her lower body was covered with red paint.

The protester also had the word “garbage” written on her waist, consistent with the name of a French group of radical feminists.

“On May 20, 2022, a SCUM activist went to the Cannes Film Festival and condemned the sexual torture suffered by Ukrainian women during the war,” the group confirmed. Instagram post Friday. “Since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, men in Russia and Europe have been using war to sexually abuse Ukrainian women.”

After raiding the red carpet in Cannes, security officials ran to a half-naked activist and covered him with a coat. Try blocking some cameras in filming.

“Don’t rape us!” she shouted. When she was off the red carpet.

Festival officials did not immediately comment on the incident.

The Russian war in Ukraine has often been in the spotlight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which screens several films by Ukrainian filmmakers.

The festival banned Russians with ties to the Kremlin.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a surprise speech to kick off the festival on Tuesday.

AP communication And Diversity contribute.

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