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Topless protesters pulled from stage at Muslim religious conference

The women are part of activist group Femen and were protesting radical speakers at the conference.

The Femen members at the conference
The Femen members at the conference
Image: RT

Video of the incident is NSFW and can be viewed at the bottom of this article.

MEMBERS OF THE activist group Femen were dragged off stage after interrupting a religious conference in Paris on Saturday evening.

The event had drawn controversy as it was set to discuss the role of women in Muslim society and how their husbands should treat them, according to The Telegraph. 

The two women, who were topless and had messages written on their bodies in Arabic and French, were roughly pulled from the stage.

It is thought the two women involved are of Algerian and Tunisian descent and were initially in the audience wearing traditional Arabic clothing.

In a video of the incident a man can be seen attempting to kick one of the women.

Following this they were handed over to police, who were thanks by the group for protecting them.

The event was taking place in the Pontoise exhibition centre in the north of Paris.

Femen spokesperson, Inna Shevchenko tweeted her thanks for all the support the group had received and also stated that a number of death threats had been received.

According to French news outlet 24 Heures, the two women were aged 25 and 31 and the messages written on their bodies read, “Nobody owns me” and “I am my own prophet”.

Nearly 10,000 signatures opposing the conference were gathered through change.org.

Source: RT/YouTube

Includes reporting from AFP

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