A topless activist crashed the red carpet at Cannes on Friday, protesting over alleged sexual violence against Ukrainian women amid the ongoing conflict between Kiev and Moscow. The incident unfolded ahead of a screening of George Miller’s film ‘Three Thousand Years Of Longing’.
The activist, who had apparently posed as one of the guests, walked the red carpet before abruptly taking off her dress, footage from the scene shows. She was left wearing nothing but red-stained underwear, with the colors of the of the Ukrainian flag and the words “Stop raping us” painted across her chest and stomach. The screaming protester was promptly swarmed by security and led away.
Hard-line feminist group SCUM claimed responsibility for the stunt, stating on Twitter that the performance was intended “to denounce sexual violence inflicted on Ukrainian women amid the war.”