Class War back at the Ripper
Whitechapel, London. Sat 4 Nov 2017
A security guard pushes Jane Nicholl to make here move away from the
so that a customer may leave - but not without the protesters telling
him what they think of men who like looking
at exhibits about the violent murders of working class women
Protesters complain the the exhibition does nothing to tell the stories
of the murdered women, and glorifies their killer
The victims were women who had families, and there are still people
living from those families who object to the
way they are displayed and written about here. Rachel tells the protest
what is known about the victims.
Rachel and Lisa dance as the PA system plays loud music
A police officer argues with Lisa, who tells him they should be shutting
down places like this, which encourage
attitudes to women which leads to crimes like the terrible multiple
rape of a young woman near here last month
And 'Father Brannigan' continues to cast out demons
Two men going into the exhibit shout insults at Father Brannigan
who has told them to repent
After around an hour the protest ended and most of us went to a nearby
we were disturbed half an hour later by a police raid. Apparently
two anti-trans feminists had come to view
the protest, hoping to see a person they complained to the police had assaulted
one of them at a meeting the
previous month, and had then phoned the police. And the woman serving behind
the bar declared herself as
a special constable and tried to stop me and others taking photographs.
Although she failed to do so, I have
decided not to publish these pictures until the case is resolved. But it's
a pub I won't drink in again.
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