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UK Activists, Sex Workers Protest Near Parliament Against New Porn Rules

© REUTERS / Stefan Wermuth Protesters take part in a demonstration against new laws on pornography outside parliament in central London
Protesters take part in a demonstration against new laws on pornography outside parliament in central London - Sputnik International
Face-sitting demonstration takes place outside parliament, where hundreds of protesters have gathered to protest the recent new porn rules.

MOSCOW, December 12 (Sputnik) – UK pornography regulations face opposition as demonstrators gather outside the Parliament with slogans and mass face-sitting, reports The Guardian.

The demonstration follows the recent changes to UK pornography regulations and banning of certain sex acts that according to government are immoral.

Charlotte Rose organizer of the protest called the restrictions “ludicrous” and said they were a threat to freedom of expression.

“There are activities on that list that may be deemed sexist, but it’s not just about sexism, it’s about censorship. What the government is doing is taking our personal liberties away without our permissions,” she said.

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She further said, “These activities were added to this list without the public being made aware, they’ve done this without public knowledge and without public consent,” reports The Guardian.

Mistress Absolute, 39, a professional dominatrix and fetish promoter together with her friend Neil Rushton find the law restrictive.

“I felt that this was the beginning of something to creep into my sexual freedom and sexual preferences. This is a gateway to other laws being snuck in.”

 “They’re very sexist laws. These are much geared towards women’s enjoyment as opposed to men’s, “ Rushton added.

According to a spokesperson for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) the legislation provides the same level of protection to online content that prevails on the market in relation to the sale of physical DVDs.

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The spokesperson further added, "In a converging media world these provisions must be coherent and the BBFC classification regime is a tried and tested system of what content is regarded as harmful for minors,” reports The Independent.

The protesters chanted: “What do we want? Face-sitting! When do we want it? Now!”

Participants wearing gimp masks used mats and blankets to act out face-sitting, reports The Guardian. 

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