6 Mar 2014

Femen protesters held in Ukraine after topless protest near Crimean Parliament

Two members of Femen have been detained in Crimea's capital today after staging a topless protest near the regional parliament.


Dramatic pictures show security guards, believed to be Cossack irregulars, dragging the women who had 'stop Putin's war' written across their chests away from the Autonomous Republic building in Simferopol.

Femen released a statement on their website saying their members had been "severely beaten" by "pro-Russian activists" and arrested. Video footage has also emerged showing the women being carried away by security guards before being put into a police van.

The Independent