Tunis - Dozens of Tunisians demonstrated on Thursday against the topless protests of radical women's rights group Femen, outside a courthouse in the city of Kairouan where Tunisian activist Amina is due to go on trial.
The small crowd shouted slogans, including “Get out” and “Dirty people,” that were directed at the young woman who was arrested on May 19 after painting the word “Femen” on a wall near a cemetery.
She is charged with illegal possession of pepper spray, which carries a possible prison sentence in Tunisia.
A police cordon protected the court building, where lawyers, activists and journalists had come to attend the trial.
Others said they were simply curious to see Amina, the day after three European members of the Femen group, two French and one German, were arrested for baring their breasts in the capital in support of the young Tunisian.