Activists from feminist movement Femen have staged a topless protest at the Vatican’s St Peter’s Square, to support gay rights as the Pope was reading his Angelus blessing. This comes as a massive march against gay marriage took place in Paris.
The four women with an “In Gay We Trust” slogan written over their topless bodies, screamed “Homophobes shut up” as the Pontiff started his address, provoking an angry reaction from the faithful in attendance. One woman in the crowd started hitting them with an umbrella, calling them “diabolical.”
The activists were removed from the square and briefly detained by Vatican police.
Published: 14 January, 2013, 07:28
Edited: 14 January, 2013, 12:33