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Femen hold topless protest outside National Front campaign launch

Femen hold topless protest outside National Front campaign launch
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Femen activists have held a topless protest in central Paris to confront the National Front.

They gathered outside the Maison des Centraliens where far-right leader Marine Le Pen was launching the party’s European election campaign.

The women had the Nazi symbol in the colours of the European flag painted on their chest and moustaches drawn on their faces.

Femen leader Inna Shevchenko said: “We are today here to announce that fascism, a fascist epidemic is spreading all over. Today we are starting our international campaign, there are activists who are coming from all over Europe today to participate in this action. We are announcing that we start our treatment of this fascist epidemic, we know how to treat it, we have an effective plan.”

Femen say they want to draw attention to far-right parties in Europe who are trying to join forces.