At the 75th International Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on Friday May 20, an unusual scene occurred on the red carpet, when a unidentified woman who is supposed to be an activist with SCUM, a French aggregate of revolutionary women’s activists, crashed the red carpet.
The woman stripped off her clothes in protest of sexual violence in Ukraine.
“Stop raping us,” read a message written across the unidentified woman’s topless middle shrouded in yellow and blue paint, the colours of the Ukrainian flag. The lower half of her body was shrouded in red paint.
The protester also had “Scum” written on her lower back, which concurs with the name of a French collective of racial women’s activists.
Since Putin’s attack of Ukraine on February 24, Russian and European men enjoy taken benefit of the conflict to sexually abuse Ukrainian women physically.
Subsequent to aggressively walking to the Cannes red carpet, security officials surged toward the half-exposed activist, covered her with a coat and endeavored to obstruct a few cameras from shooting.
She shouted “Don’t rape us!” as she was taken away red carpet.
Representatives for the festival didn’t immediately comment on the incident.
The festival barred Russians with ties to the Kremlin from attending.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered an unexpected address on Tuesday to open the festival.