A protester wearing a dress in the colours of the Ukrainian flag staged a dramatic demonstration on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival tonight, pouring fake blood over herself before being dragged away by security.
In an apparent show of support for the war-torn country, the unidentified young woman doused herself in a red substance at the premiere of Just Philippot's film 'Acide'.
The woman appeared on the red carpet alongside A-listers in a floor-length blue and yellow ballgown.
She then appeared to reach into her dress before pulling out a capsule of fake blood, raising it above her head, and bursting it as she smiled for the cameras.
The demonstration came after the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky today compared the Russian invaders' violent destruction of parts of his country to the devastation seen in Hiroshima.
Horrifying images out of Bakhmut, in eastern Ukraine, have today shown the extent of destruction wrought by Vladimir Putin's forces in the country.
During the 15 months of fighting, protesters around the world have regularly drawn attention to the bloodshed being faced by the Ukrainian people.
Tonight's protest in Cannes saw security at the star-studded Festival drag a protester, who was entirely doused in fake blood, off the carpet.
It is not yet confirmed whether the shocking demonstration was a condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine or why it took place at the premiere of the French director's film, 'Acide'.
A similar protest was staged by a Ukrainian at last year's film festival, when a woman took to the red carpet to send a damning message about the action's of Vladimir Putin's forces.
It is not yet verified whether the startling gesture was a denunciation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine or why it took place at the opening of the French director's film, 'Acide'.
A similar protest was conducted by a Ukrainian at last year's film festival, when a lady came to the red carpet to condemn Vladimir Putin's soldiers' actions.