Protestors at the Suffragette Premiere

We applaud the activist group that made a scene
BySarah Hedley HymersWednesday , 14 October 2015
Protestors at the Suffragette Premiere
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Feminism has fallen out of fashion in recent decades, but protesters put it back into the spotlight at the premiere of Suffragette, the new film about the British women’s suffrage movement at the turn of the 20th century. Around 15 members of the activist group Sisters Uncut jumped the barricades and lay across the red carpet to raise awareness of domestic violence and the continued inequality women face more than 100 years after the era in which the film is set. Best of all, the stars of the film, Meryl Street, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan, supported the women’s actions, describing them as “awesome” and “the perfect response to the film”. Maybe with this celebrity endorsement, more young women will be inspired to fight for their rights. 

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