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France: Pont des Arts FEMEN protest condemns femicide *EXPLICIT*

W/S FEMEN activists running on Pont des Arts bridge, Paris
W/S FEMEN activists running with chains and balloons
M/S Activist chaining herself
M/S Chained activist
W/S Activist holding banner reading (French): "we never kill for love"
M/S Chained activist holding balloons
M/S Chained activist lighting flares of red smoke
W/S FEMEN activists lighting flares of red smoke
M/S Chained activist holding flares of red smoke
M/S Chained activist chanting "we never kill for love"
W/S Chained activist holding banner
M/S Chained activist holding balloons
M/S Chained activist chanting
M/S Chained activist holding balloons
M/S Activist with bruises on her face
C/U Bruises on activist's face
SOT, Sarah, FEMEN France member (French): "It's good that the media has taken up this subject (femicide), now it's up to people to talk about it among themselves. Because it is known violence, everyone knows it. When a woman dies, the neighbours knew but they say it is their personal business, but no. Violence against women is a political affair, so it is important that society take hold of it and, of course, that the government takes action. But that, unfortunately, that takes time."
M/S Chained activist
C/U Bruises on activist's face
M/S Chained activist holding banner
M/S Police
SOT, Sophia Antoine, FEMEN France member (French): "This toxic patriarchal love, we rape women out of love, we excise them out of love, and today we rise up against this toxic, deleterious love, which harms women. We want equality, kindness, we don't want this destructive love."
M/S Activist holding banner reading (French): "for the better not for the worse"
W/S Police
W/S Chained activist
M/S Chained activist
M/S Chained FEMEN activists
M/S Chained activist
M/S Chained FEMEN activists on Pont des Arts bridge
W/S Activists running away
M/S Activists running away
W/S Pont des Arts bridge
SCRIPT
A group of FEMEN activists chained themselves to the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris on Valentine's Day, on Friday, to protest against femicide.
Sarah, a member of FEMEN France said "When a woman dies, the neighbours know but they say it is their personal business, but no. Violence against women is a political affair, so it is important that society takes hold of it and, of course, that the government takes action. But that, unfortunately, takes time."
FEMEN activists could be seen holding banners reading "we never kill for love" and "for the better not for the worse" as they protested topless with fake bruises on their faces.
"This toxic patriarchal love, we rape women out of love, we excise them out of love, and today we rise up against this toxic, deleterious love, which harms women. We want equality, kindness, we don't want this destructive love," said Sophia Antoine, a member of FEMEN France.
FEMEN, a radical feminist activist group, was founded in Ukraine and is now based in Paris. The organisation works towards protecting women's rights. They became internationally known for holding controversial topless protests against sex tourism, religious institutions, sexism and other social issues.