France: FEMEN stages mock-hanging to protest Rouhani's visitto France

Activists from feminist protest group FEMEN staged a mock hanging under a bridge crossing the Seine, close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Wednesday, to protest against the official visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was invited to Paris by his French counterpart Francois Hollande.
A Femen activist simulated a hanging from the Debilly gateway in the centre of the city, while other members of the group attached a large banner across the bridge reading "Welcome Rouhani, Excecutor of Freedom."
The main goal for the Iranian President's visit to Europe is to increase economic relations between Iran and the European Union (EU), after the lifting of sanctions against the Middle Eastern country by the United States and EU on January 16.
While in Europe, Rouhani is expected to sign trade deals worth $18 billion (€16.6 billion) with Italy as well as sign contracts to purchase 114 Airbus planes from Paris, in Iran's first major trade deal since sanctions were lifted.

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