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Cannes 2022: Woman protests at red carpet against sexual violence in Ukraine

The Cannes red carpet on Friday witnessed a female protesting against sexual violence against women in Ukraine. However, she was removed from the red carpet area before she reached the main event.

The Hollywood Reported quoted eyewitness saying that “the woman stripped off all of her clothes and fell to her knees screaming in front of the assembled photographers.”

Security guards rushed over to her, covered her with a coat and escorted her away. She reportedly had paint over her body in the colours of the Ukrainian flag and the words “stop raping us” across her chest and abdomen.

The organisers of the Cannes Film Festival had earlier claimed that they would not welcome media and delegated from Russia.

In a statement, they said, “welcome official Russian delegations, nor accept the presence of anyone linked to the Russian government,” but added that it would not ban Russian directors.

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