Femen protesters let off by Paris court over Notre Dame topless protest

September 10, 2014 12:48 PM

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By RFI Nine members of the breast-baring feminist movement Femen have been declared not guilty of causing wilful damage to a bell in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral in a demonstration in 2013. Three of the cathedral’s security officers were found guilty of manhandling them.

A Paris court on Wednesday let off all nine Femen members accused of damaging the bell when they burst into Notre Dame, breasts bared and shouting “Pope no more!” and “Clear off, homophobe!”, and struck three new bells waiting to hung with pieces of wood.

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