Infamous topless activists, FEMEN, targeted the opening gala of the Berlinale film festival in their latest head-turning demonstration.
The event, which took place on Thursday evening, was 'attacked' by the semi-naked women intended to bring attention to the international day of awareness regarding female genital mutilation which took place on Wednesday.
The controversial protest group explained:
'The attack was timed to coincide with the international day of awareness about the ritual of female genital mutilation (FGM), scheduled for February 6 by the United Nations. Breaking the security cordon down, activists of FEMEN Germany stormed the "red carpet", revealing the slogans on their bodies and clashing with film festival security. Utilising bloated media arousal around the film forum, sextremists of FEMEN decided to remind the world of the monstrous knife excision of the female clitoris performed annually on hundreds of thousands of women, in "enlightened" Europe, as well as in "wild" Africa. FEMEN urges the world not to take such a public interest in the cinematic and fictional arts, but instead to tell the audience about the truth of bloody sadistic rituals victimising women in the 21st century.' [sic]