Topless feminists have been protesting by kneeling with their naked breats in front of the church of Madrid’s patron saint to protest a religious campaign against abortion.
The incident took place in front of the Royal Congregation of St Isidore in the capital on 28th December.
The video shows three topless activists kneeling in front of the church wearing a black face mask with black writing across their chest.
Their messages read: “Voluntary be the fruit of your womb.” The women also chanted: “Legal Abortion. Free us from our secrecy and rescue our lives, Amen.”
The three women, who have not been named, belong to the feminist group FEMEN which is known for their topless protests.
A large banner hanging over the entrance of the church read: “40 Days for Life. The beginning of the end of abortion.”
Police arrived at the scene shortly after and the protesters left the area, however it is unclear if they have been sanctioned in any way.
The activists were protesting an event to stop legal abortion organised by the Christian NGO ‘40 Days For Life’. The group carries out similar events across 60 countries worldwide.
FEMEN was founded in Ukraine but is now based in Paris, France. Group members have been arrested numerous times during their controversial protests.
The church holds the remains of the patron saint of Madrid, Isidore the Laborer, and his wife Santa María de la Cabeza.