Protesters storm Cannes’ red carpet for second time in demonstration against femicide

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Protesters have upstaged celebrities attending the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in protest against femicide.

At the premiere of Holy Spider on Sunday, a group of women cast black smoke in the air and held their fists up as they revealed a banner listing the “129 femicides since the last Cannes festival”.

The protest wanted to highlight the high number of domestic killings in France – one of the highest in Europe.

This comes days after a woman interrupted the premiere of George Miller’s Three Thousand Years Of Longing to protest topless against rape in Ukraine.