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    Activists of Femen movement organized a protest in the center of Paris against the Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - Activists of Femen movement organized a protest in the center of Paris against the Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday.

    Around a dozen of topless women with mock-ups of the Kalashnikov gun came to the central Champs-Elysees street in the vicinity of Qatari Embassy to protest against Islamic State.

    "Rise up against ISIS", "show infidelity to the Islamic State," the women were calling out, a correspondent of Demotix photojournalism agency reported Wednesday.

    Several minutes later the protest finished, with no law enforcement officials engaged.

    The Islamic State is a Sunni jihadi group that has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012. In June 2014, it launched an offensive in Iraq, seizing vast areas in both countries and announcing the establishment of an Islamic caliphate on the territories under its control.

    The US-led coalition performed the first series of airstrikes targeting Islamic State positions in Syria on Tuesday.

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