Archbishop of Brussels Andre Leonard Attacked

Country: Belgium

Date of incident: April 23, 2013

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Private



Four activists of the feminist group Femen disturbed a conference at the university of Brussels. The topless women interrupted Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard's speech by throwing water out of Lourdes bottles at him. Screaming loudly they held up a poster "Stop Homophobia". On their bare chests they had written blasphemous comments.

Further information, including photo materials:

http://www.lesoir.be/230985/article/actualite/belgique/2013-04-23/andre-leonard-chahute-par-des-femen-seins-nus-l-ulb

http://www.lalibre.be/actu/belgique/article/811659/action-des-femen-contre-mgr-leonard-pas-de-probleme-de-deontologie.html
http://www.lalibre.be/actu/belgique/article/811637/haarscher-mgr-leonard-s-est-mis-l-auditoire-de-l-ulb-en-poche.html
http://www.lanouvellegazette.be/710108/article/actualite/2013-04-24/les-femen-accueillent-monseigneur-andre-leonard-seins-nus-a-l-ulb-photos

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