Bristol: Women’s rights activists ‘silenced’ by balaclava-wearing trans rights crowd

Feminists said balaclava-clad trans rights activists ‘silenced’ them today in Bristol as tensions between the two groups erupted again.

The black-clad crowd were heard shouting ‘trans rights are human rights’ as women’s rights activists held a conference in honor of Father’s Day in College Green.

During the clash, the anarchists were seen shoving the police and the women, while another person held a sign that said TERFs – the name given to gender sensitive women – should “suck my dick”.

Another man was seen writing on the pitch that ‘after Colston, TERFs are next’.

The statue of slave trader Edward Colston was thrown into the river in Bristol amid anti-racism protesters in 2020.

The Bristol Anarchist Federation celebrated that they had disrupted and silenced the Standing for Women rally by also singing Wonderwall and All Star.

The clash comes after a similar gang of balaclava-clad trans activists ‘roughed up’ a feminist next to a suffragette statue in Manchester earlier this year.

One person held a sign saying TERFs – the name given to gender sensitive women – should ‘suck my dick’

During the clash, anarchists were seen pushing police and women in Bristol today

During the clash, anarchists were seen pushing police and women in Bristol today

But the Bristol Anarchist Federation blamed the women who were there, including blogger and feminist organizer Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull of Standing for XX.  They said on Twitter: 'Awesome crowd gathered!  Free wraps, free cake, music, flags, banners!  Come to College Green and join us in standing up against transphobes!

But the Bristol Anarchist Federation blamed the women who were there, including blogger and feminist organizer Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull of Standing for XX. They said on Twitter: ‘Awesome crowd gathered! Free wraps, free cake, music, flags, banners! Come to College Green and join us in standing up against transphobes!

Using a megaphone, a man – also dressed in black with his face covered – was seen shouting at feminists in Bristol today.

He shouted that they were ‘the oppressors’ and ‘taking away people’s rights’ as feminists struggled to be heard in the noise.

Wales Women’s Rights Network tweeted: “Absolutely appalling intimidation of women in Bristol this afternoon, with [us] requiring a police escort as [trans rights activists] shouting abuse and harassing peaceful protesters. We will not be silenced.

They also claimed that an “angry man with a megaphone was trying to drown a young black autistic woman.”

Later, in another video, anarchists were heard telling feminists to “get out of town”.

Another man was seen writing on the ground that

Another man was seen writing on the pitch that ‘after Colston, TERFs are next’. The statue of slave trader Edward Colston was thrown into the river in Bristol amid anti-racism protesters in 2020

But the Bristol Anarchist Federation blamed the women who were there, including blogger and feminist organizer Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull of Standing for XX.

They said on Twitter: ‘Awesome crowd gathered! Free wraps, free cake, music, flags, banners.

And called on people in College Green to ‘stand up’ to so-called ‘transphobes’.

The Standing for XX group also shared videos where their protesters were seen waiving signs that said ‘woman’ means ‘adult human woman’ and called on women to stop being ‘erased’.

They also called trans activists a ‘cult’ that tries to ‘bully and intimidate women into keeping quiet’.

After the protest ended, the women’s rights group said they went to a pub in Bristol where police were seen in videos guarding the entrance.

Huge roars were also heard in Bristol city center today as two groups of protesters met – naked cyclists and activists.

The World Naked Bike Ride set off from the Full Moon pub, near Cabot Circus, at 12.30pm to protest for a better environment, safer cycling and to celebrate freedom of the body.

However, the bike ride passed College Green where 60 people from Standing for Women were gathered.

A larger group of about 100 trans rights activists also held a counter-rally at the same location, BristolLive reported.

Using a megaphone, a man - also dressed in black with his face covered - is seen shouting at feminists in Bristol today.  Pictured: The Bristol clash with face-covered protesters holding trans and LGBT flags seen

Using a megaphone, a man – also dressed in black with his face covered – is seen shouting at feminists in Bristol today. Pictured: The Bristol clash with face-covered protesters holding trans and LGBT flags seen

But the Bristol Anarchist Federation blamed the women who were there, including feminist blogger and organizer Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull of Standing for XX

They said on Twitter: 'Awesome crowd gathered!  Free wraps, free cake, music, flags, banners.

But the Bristol Anarchist Federation blamed the women who were there, including blogger and feminist organizer Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull of Standing for XX. They said on Twitter: ‘Awesome crowd gathered! Free wraps, free cake, music, flags, banners. Pictured: The clash

After the protest ended, the women's rights group said they went to the pub where police were seen in videos guarding the entrance

After the protest ended, the women’s rights group said they went to the pub where police were seen in videos guarding the entrance

Wales Women's Rights Network tweeted:

Wales Women’s Rights Network tweeted: ‘Absolutely appalling intimidation of women in Bristol this afternoon’

Aleks Kovacevic, 44, was allegedly ‘mashed’ by a gang next to the City’s statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square this year.

The feminist said the fight lasted about a minute and she was pushed against a wall by a group of men, or trans men, who also grabbed her arms as she waved her flag. purple, white and green suffragette.

In May, footage showed she was punched in St Ann’s Square, Manchester, in March also emerged, despite trans activists accusing Aleks of kicking a trans woman and having insisted on calling him a man.

After the Pankhurst clash, she received praise from JK Rowling, who shared the footage of the incident on Twitter and said: “I didn’t expect the right side of the story to include so much masked people intimidating and assaulting women, right?” But she never lowered her flag. Emmeline would be proud.