TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An outspoken Tunisian feminist who scandalized the country by posting topless photos of herself online has been arrested and may be charged for conducting “provocative acts” at a religious center where police prevented hardline Islamists from holding their annual conference, the Interior Ministry said Monday.
Amina Tyler, 19, describes herself as a member of the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN, which uses nudity in protests. On Sunday she went to the central Tunisian city of Kairouan, where police prevented the hardline Ansar al-Shariah group from holding a conference after it was deemed a threat to public order.
Tyler allegedly scrawled FEMEN on the wall near the main mosque and may have intended to hang a banner on the building before an angry crowd of locals gathered shouting at her to leave.
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