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Femen activist strikes the heart of Putin’s statue

The event was condemned by the Grevin Museum as an act of ‘degradation’

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A Femen activist on Thursday destroyed a wax statue of Vladimir Putin at a Paris museum, shouting “Putin dictator,” a few hours before the Russian president arrived in the French capital.

The topless activist thrust a wooden stake right at the heart of President Putin’s statue in The Grevin Museum.

Femen (AFP)
Femen (AFP)

“Kill Putin,” the woman also wrote on the status before she was dragged away by police, AFP reported.

The museum condemned “these acts of degradation.”

Putin arrived in Paris to meet with French President Francois Hollande in the evening, before attending the D-Day official celebration despite his exclusion from the G-7 summit in Brussels