9 Topless Activists Cleared in Notre Dame Protest

September 10, 2014 12:54 PM

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A Paris court on Wednesday threw out a legal complaint against nine activists who bared their breasts in a protest at Notre Dame Cathedral but ruled that three security guards who restrained the women were too violent.

Prosecutors had sought thousands of euros in fines against activists from the feminist group Femen, who pounded a huge church bell in the landmark Paris cathedral in February last year to express anger at the Roman Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage. They also staged a mock celebration of ...

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