Police Shut Down Topless Feminist Activist Stealing Jesus Statue From Vatican Crib (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
A crazed Femen protester was shut down by police while trying to steal the statue of baby Jesus from the Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square Monday.
Video credit: Ruptly TV
A Reuters photographer said the woman jumped over guard rails and rushed onto the larger-than-life Nativity scene shouting “God is woman”. She had the same slogan painted on her bare back.
A Vatican gendarme stopped her from taking the statue and she was detained. The incident happened about two hours before Pope Francis delivered his Christmas message to some 50,000 people in the square.
The group’s website identified her as Alisa Vinogradova and called her a “sextremist”. It says the goal of the group, which was founded in Ukraine, is “complete victory over patriarchy”.
The group Femen claims its goal is to achieve “complete victory over patriarchy.”
In a Facebook post, the group claimed the protest “represented a modern, free Virgin Mary, who speaks out against the patriarchal religious institutions and their centuries old practices of assault and oppression of women.”
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