Activists drown out anti-trans group’s meeting at Labour Party Conference
A crowd of trans rights activists staged a demonstration outside the Labour Party Conference to protest against a ‘transphobic and whorephobic’ group meeting.
Activist group Queer AF gathered at the conference centre in Brighton where a meeting of Woman’s Place UK (WPUK) was being held.
WPUK campaigns for spaces and services reserved for cis women only, excluding trans women.
Parents of transgender children have been accused of “presiding over a generation of institutionalised child abuse”, and transgender children referred to as mutilated.
Queer AF objected to WPUK’s presence at the political event, saying that the group was “piggy-backing off the Labour party conference to dissipate their hateful rhetoric” in an attempt to increase their influence within the party.
Protesters could be heard shouting and banging on the windows outside to drown out the speakers within. The MailOnline reported that more than 100 people attended the demonstration.
Radical feminist Julie Bindel also attended the event. She filmed the protesters and complained that police were not intervening in their right to non-violent protest.
State of this outside the venue where #WPUKLab19 were meeting to talk about women’s sex-based rights, a load of trans-activist misogynists screaming, shouting and banging on the window while the police did absolutely nothing: pic.twitter.com/9e7ZWbrc7E
— Julie Bindel (@bindelj) September 23, 2019
Lillian Henriette added: “It baffles me that a woman can reduce herself to the very thing she objected to be reduced to – misogyny.”
In a statement to PinkNews, Queer AF accused WPUK of “
A Queer AF spokesperson said: “
“Their manipulative strategies particularly target young women, disguising their intentions until ticket holders are in the room, and then using hateful propaganda to try convert attendees towards their transphobic positions.”
The group was accused of aggression and intimidation at the event, obstructing WPUK’s right to speak. Queer AF denied any intimidation in a Facebook post the day after the protest.