Five French members of controversial Ukrainian protest group FEMEN, have been arrested in London, following one of their infamous topless demonstrations.
The women gathered outside City Hall closed to Tower Bridge, wearing only knickers, with 'NO SHARIA' written on their chests. The group explained that they protest was against countries participating in the Olympics which operate under Sharia, or Islamic law.
FEMEN explained on their Facebook page that:
Femen demands the International Olympic Committee to condemn violence towards women from Islamist states. Femen requires the states that apply the laws of sharia be shut out of the Olympic games, because of the inhumanity of these laws, which are in total contradiction with olympic principles that are peace and philanthropy. Femen accuses these states of simulating democratic changes regarding the position of women. With the support of the I.O.C, these Islamist governments use the participation of women in the Olympic games to hide thousands of victims and dead. If the I.O.C keeps flirting with radical Islam, new olympic disciplines, such as stoning or speed raping will be added to the competition.