Protesters storm Cannes Film Festival to condemn 129 domestic killings

Protesters storm the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival and unfurl banner condemning ‘129 femicidesin apparent reference to French domestic killings

  • Female protesters stormed the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival today
  • The women unfurled banners condemning 129 domestic killings in France
  • The campaigners let off a black smoke device and waved their fists in the air
  • It occurred during the premiere of Holy Spidera film about a serial killer in Iran
  • Protesters have stormed the red carpet at the 戛纳电影节 railing against male violence in the second incident this week.

    A group of women unfurled a banner at the premiere of thriller Holy Spider, letting off black smoke devices and holding their fists in the air.

    The banner featured a list of victims of the ‘129 femicides since the last Cannes festival’ – in an apparent reference to the number of domestic killings in 法国.

    Video footage of the event was shared widely on social media.








    A group of women protesters took over the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival today in rage against 129 'femicides' in France since the last festival

    A group of women protesters took over the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival today in rage against 129 ‘femicidesin France since the last festival

    The banner bore the names of 129 women said to been killed in France since the last Cannes Film Festival

    The banner bore the names of 129 women said to been killed in France since the last Cannes Film Festival

    The female protesters upstaged the premiere of Holy Spider and caught the attention of the world's media

    The female protesters upstaged the premiere of Holy Spider and caught the attention of the world’s media

    Directed by Ali Abbasi, Holy Spider tells the story of a female journalist investigating a serial killer targeting sex workers in the Iranian city of Mashhad.

    It is loosely based on the true case of Saeed Hanaei, 一名建筑工人, who killed 16 妇女之间 2000 和 2001 before he was apprehended by the police.

    It is the second protest to take place at Cannes this week.

    在周五, the premiere of George Miller’s Three Thousand Years Of Longing was interrupted by a woman protesting against sexual violence during the war in Ukraine.

    The woman tore off her clothes during the film’s red carpet procession to reveal the message ‘Stop raping uswritten across her torso next to the blue-and-yellow colours of the Ukraine flag.








    Footage of the women's defiant protest has since been shared widely on social media

    Footage of the women’s defiant protest has since been shared widely on social media

    Security guards quickly encircled her and took her off the red carpet.

    The 75th annual festival has already hosted the star-studded premiere for Top Gun: 特立独行, which saw Tom Cruise attend for the first time in 30 年份.

    The event was subject to strict Covid-19 protocols in 2021 but this year’s Cannes has largely done away with pandemic measures.