WATCH: Bare-breasted anti-crucifix protest in the National Assembly
Proceedings at the National Assembly were briefly halted Tuesday afternoon after a trio of bare-breasted women stormed the National Assembly shouting, 'crucifix, décalisse!' — essentially, get out, crucifix.
Those words were also scrawled on their torsos in black letters.
The three women were hustled away by authorities, and the debate in the National Assembly continued.
The crucifix hanging in the National Assembly's Blue Room — where MNAs debate — has become a flashpoint in the ongoing debate over religious symbols in government institutions.
The group Femen Québec — a feminist group known for bold actions — has claimed responsibility for the action.