Morocco has expelled two French women after they posed topless and kissed in front of an ancient mosque. While the couple kissed, they had painted “In Gay We Trust” across their bare chests.
The two women are members of Femen, which was founded in Ukraine in 2008, but has since migrated to Paris. The group are known for protesting against sexism, homophobia and sex tourism. It describes itself as “fighting patriarchy in its three manifestations – sexual exploitation of women, dictatorship and religion.”
“This act of provocation was an acceptable offence to Moroccan Society,” said the interior ministry in a statement. “The two were arrested at Rabat international airport after they filmed obscene scenes.”
Homosexuality is illegal in Morocco, and carries a maximum sentence of up to three years in prison.