Femen disrupts far-right Vox meeting before Spanish poll
Police guard Femen protesters as they disperse the protest. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP
Semi-naked Femen activists on Friday disrupted the last meeting of the far-right Spanish Vox party ahead of parliamentary elections on Sunday.
With the anti-Franco slogan "They shall not pass" daubed on their naked breasts, three of the feminist activists got on stage at the capital's Columbus Square before the arrival of Vox leader Santiago Abascal
The women shouted "It's not patriotism, it's fascism", a message that was also written on their bodies.
They were arrested and taken away to the boos of Vox supporters. Since the death of dictator Francisco Franco in1975, Spain had been one of the few European countries with no far-right party to speak of.
Police carry away a woman painted with the slogan "It is not patriotism, it is fascism". Photo: Javier Soriano ¨
But in Sunday's elections Vox, with its ultra-nationalist rhetoric, could make a dramatic entrance in the national parliament, gaining some 30 lawmakers out of 350, according to polls.
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