A topless activist from a feminist group was arrested after attempting to steal a statue of child Jesus on the Vatican in Rome on Christmas Day.
The girl — carrying black pants, sneakers and writing on her physique — jumped over guard rails and charged towards the Nativity scene shouting “God is girl,” in St. Peter’s Sq., based on a Reuters photographer who captured the incident on Monday.
She was recognized as Alisa Vinogradova on Femen’s web site which known as her a “sextremeist.” The group was based in 2008 in Ukraine and its objective is “full victory over patriarchy.”
Vinogradova additionally had “God is girl” written on her naked again,” based on the positioning.
The Vatican police finally caught as much as Vinogradova and tackled her to the bottom as she was grabbing the statue from the Nativity scene.
“FEMEN calls for from the Vatican to instantly launch the activist, go away ladies alone and condemn pedophilia within the highest church hierarchy!” a put up by the group reads.
The incident got here two hours earlier than Pope Francis delivered his annual Christmas message to greater than 50,000 individuals within the sq., based on Reuters.
In 2014, one other Femen activist carried out the identical act on Christmas Day however managed to take the infant Jesus statue earlier than cops arrested her within the sq..