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Cannes Film Festival honorary pathway fight features murders of ladies

A banner listed victims of the "129 femicides since the last Cannes festival"

A banner listed victims of the “129 femicides since the last Cannes festival”

A gathering of women’s activist dissidents have arranged a dissent on the Cannes Film Festival honorary pathway, spreading out a pennant to feature viciousness against ladies.

The gathering set off smoke flares and held their clench hands up high as they conveyed the flag, showing the names of 129 ladies they say have been killed in France since the last Cannes celebration.

The dissent came at the debut for the Iranian film Holy Spider.

It came two days after one more honorary pathway challenge sexual viciousness.

At the debut of Three Thousand Years of Longing on Friday, a lady removed her garments to uncover the message

“quit assaulting us”

on her body close to the shades of the Ukraine banner, with red paint on her clothing.

A woman with the Ukrainian national colours painted on her body and reading "stop raping us" protests on the red carpet at CannesIMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES
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On Friday, a woman went on to the red carpet with
“stop raping us”
written on her front and “scum” on her back

Sunday’s protest came before the screening of Holy Spider, which was described by Hollywood website Deadline as a feminist thriller about a woman who tracks down a man killing prostitutes.

It is based on the true story of Saeed Hanaei, who said he killed 16 women in 2000 and 2001

“for the sake of God, and for the protection of my religion because they were prostitutes and were corrupting other people”.

The protests have grabbed headlines at the festival, which hosts some of the world’s leading film-makers and actors. This year’s event has seen screenings of films including Tom Cruise’s Top Gun sequel and Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic.

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