Ministry of the Interior pelted with eggs by Femen

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FOUR members of feminist group Femen pelted the Ministry of the Interior building with eggs to demand justice for rape victims in Spain.

The activists from the feminist group showed up at the Ministry in Madrid with Violacion = Marca España (Rape = Made in Spain), Stop Violación (Stop rape), No es No (No means no) and Violación no es tradición (Rape is not a tradition) written in black ink on their bare chests and threw eggs at the building chanting A violador castrado, huevos estrellados (Smash the eggs of the castrated rapist – a play on words in Spanish between a man’s genitalia and actual eggs ‘huevos’). Even though they were identified by the police, they were not placed under arrest.

The group reportedly staged the protest to condemn the decision made by a Malaga judge roughly a week ago to shelve a rape case involving five young men who were accused of raping a 20-year-old woman at the Malaga Fair.

After interrogating the witnesses and the accused, the judged deemed it appropriate to file away the case as no evidence was found that the young men had indeed raped the victim.

Following the protest, Femen asked the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice to amend the law and give exemplary punishment to rapists. Eight women are raped in Spain every hour, they said.

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