Four topless activists from a women’s rights group were arrested today after they carried out a protest in central London.
Police were called to City Hall to deal with the protesters, who had accused the Olympics’ governing body of having supported ‘bloody’ Islamist regimes.
One woman screamed as officers held her.
The demonstration near Tower Bridge, described as an ‘Islamic marathon’ by the protesters, was organised by the Ukrainian feminist group Femen.
Protesters said the demonstration was against ‘bloody’ Islamist regimes which they said had been supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Some of the women had slogans marked on their bare chests. At least one carried the message: ‘No Sharia’.
Femen, a group based in Kiev, was founded in 2008.
The organisation has become internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills.
And now for the video:
Aussie Dave adds: The irony is that under Sharia law, these woman might end up with their tops off after all.