A woman stripped off on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to reveal the words "Stop Raping Us" in the blue and gold colouring of Ukraine’s flag. She also shouted, "Don’t rape us!" She shouted and posed for photographers before being led off by security guards.
On the Cannes red carpet for George Miller’s new movie, the woman in front of me stripped off all her clothes (covered in body paint) and fell to her knees screaming in front of photographers. Cannes authorities rushed over, covered her in a coat, & blocked my camera from filming pic.twitter.com/JFdWlwVMEw— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) May 20, 2022
Kyle Buchanan tweeted, "Surely something! I think she may have written a message on her torso but she was quickly covered up."
The stunt briefly interrupted guests including Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, attending the premiere of their film "Three Thousand Years of Longing" by George Miller.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that hundreds of cases have been reported in the last month in the areas previously occupied by Russian troops, including sexual assaults on small children. Zelensky, a former actor launched a video appeal to help his country at the Cannes opening ceremony on Tuesday.