Women in Paris protested Russian President Vladimir Putin by removing their blouses and shouting expletives at him during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On March 7, 2022, a video of this appeared on Twitter.
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Women stripped naked are seen protesting topless in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris over russian invasion of Ukraine deaths in a video posted by news agency Visegrad24 via its Twitter handle. The protestors painted the Ukrainian flag on their bodies as well as statements against the conflict. ‘Stop the war, Putin,’ ‘Feminists Against War,’ ‘Slava Ukraini,’ and so on were among the chants.
With each passing day, the West has imposed a series of sanctions, cultural boycotts, and protests against Russia for launching military operations in Ukraine.
Putin faced similar topless protests by feminist women in 2013, according to the next tweet from Visegrad24. Three female demonstrators approached Russian President Vladimir Putin at a trade exhibition in Hanover, Germany, before taking off their blouses and hurling expletives at him.
He was said to have remarked at the time, “It was enjoyable to read. I couldn’t hear what they were saying, and I couldn’t tell if they were blondes, brunettes, or chestnuts.”
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Putin, who was joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the fair, later sarcastically praised the women for drawing the attention of the news media to the event.
This isn’t the first time (Russian invasion) that some European feminist women have staged a protest by going topless. A Ukrainian lady protested outside a voting booth in Kyiv earlier this year, where then-presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskyy had cast his ballot.