Topless feminist activists from the militant group Femen tried to accost the French President François Hollande as he visited the Paris airshow on Friday. Hollande’s security guards were quick to intervene to protect the president.
The pair shouted “Free Femen” in reference to their fellow activists who have been locked up in Tunisia for a similar semi-naked protest.
The slogan ‘Fly away from Islam’ was painted on the chest of one of the protesters as they also cried out the names of the woman detained in Tunis.
The three women were arrested on May 29 for staging their controversial demonstration outside the central courthouse in Tunis in support of Amina Sboui, a detained Tunisian activist from the same radical women’s group.
The air show stunt is just the latest topless protest carried out by Femen’s activists, however this is the first time they have ever got close to such a high profile figure.