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Topless at the Louvre

Femen activists occupied the Louvre in Paris today, using the Venus de Milo as the backdrop for their topless protest against a controversial trial in Tunisia. Under the topsy-turvy perversion of justice associated with Sharia law, a Tunisian woman named Mariam, who was raped by policemen, now faces charges of being “immoral.”

The Femen activists view the trial as a travesty and called upon women worldwide to resist the spread of Sharia, arguing it permits rape victims to be treated like criminals. The protesters chanted “We have hands to stop rape,” referencing the armless Venus de Milo, an ancient Greek sculpture on permanent display at the Louvre Museum.

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