This is the moment a feminist activist takes to the stage and strips off topless to protest an event by the Spanish far-right political party VOX.
The incident took place during a speech by VOX secretary general Javier Ortega Smith in the city of Zaragoza in the northern Spanish region of Aragon.
According to reports, the far-right politician was talking about identity politics when the unnamed woman, a member of the feminist action group Femen took to the stage topless.
The activist claimed that Ortega Smith is an “abuser protected by VOX” and that “VOX loves those who abuse”.
Ortega Smith referred to the incident as “rude” and that the activist displayed “bad manners”.
He added that “people who say they are fighting for women’s rights” are doing so by stripping off in public while daubing their bare skin with slogans which “attack their own body”.
Ortega Smith said: “They should be ashamed of themselves for becoming an object of political discourse and interrupting an event in a way which is in very bad taste and shows disrespect to freedom and democracy.”
According to local media, the female protester was arrested after being escorted off the stage.
It was not the first time that a VOX event has been targeted by Femen. In October 2019, a group of activists tried to boycott a party event at Vistalegre Palace in Madrid by chaining themselves to the building’s fence.