In addition, most Femen activists are detained by the police after protesting; in one case, the State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus arrested Femen activists, "threatening them with knives and cutting their hair." On 30 August 2013, Femen activist Yana Zhdanova, Anna Hutsol and Alexandra Shevchenko were called in for questioning; instead (according to a Femen statement), "fearing for their lives and freedom the activists escaped from Ukraine to Europe to continue Femen activities" (also in Ukraine [as Hutsol had stated three days before she left Ukraine]).By early March, Hutsol said that although the regime that had criminally probed them had fallen, it was "too risky to return to Ukraine"; in a February 2014 interview, Hutsol also stated that Femen activists who had stayed in Ukraine had helped during the Euromaidan protests that ultimately toppled this regime.This is when I decided to leave Ukraine for France to build a new Femen".Femen member Inna Shevchenko discussed Sviatsky with The Independent in January, 2014, and, while not using the word 'founder' said: 'I will never deny that he is a smart person. He was one of those smart people around us at the beginning, who were more experienced.' Since this approach obtained such great publicity, it rapidly became FEMEN's trademark approach.Our members have made a total of 1,664,750 posts in 58,739 threads. and other social, national and international topics.International protests followed for her release from detention.
The Femen activists shouted, "We have hands to stop rape".In April 2010 the organization contemplated becoming a political party to run for seats in the October 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election.Femen explained its methodology of topless protesting by saying: "This is the only way to be heard in this country.To date, their most notable action has been a protest held at the polling station of Donald J Trump in New York, New York on November 8th, 2016.On its official website Femen states: "Femen – is sextremism serving to protect women's rights, democracy watchdogs attacking patriarchy, in all its forms: the dictatorship, the church, the sex industry".