Activist group Sisters Uncut stormed the Baftas red carpet tonight in protest of the Conservative government’s domestic violence policies.
Members of the group, wearing matching t-shirts that said ‘Time’s Up, Theresa’.
The protesters were able to stay on the red carpet for several minutes before calmly being led away by police.
The protest was similar to the one the group carried out at the 2015 premiere of period drama Suffragette, in which the group laid on the ground chanting ‘Dead women can’t vote’.
In a statement, Sisters Uncut said the protest was in response to an upcoming domestic violence bill which Theresa May has vowed will result in more convictions for violent offenders, but which many believe will result in the number of abuse survivors being arrested.
The statement read: ‘Sisters Uncut say that these measures skirt the government’s responsibility to support all survivors of domestic violence, leaving them locked up in prison, locked out of refuges, and locked in to violent relationships.’
This year’s Baftas was already a political one, with many of the attendees dressing in black to support the Time’s Up movement, and Emma Watson – along with other actors – donating large amounts of money to the UK Justice and Equality fund.
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