Domestic violence activists Sisters Uncut take over Baftas red carpet

The protesting women link arms and lie on the red carpet before they were ushered away by security

As part of their demand for the Prime Minister to do more to tackle domestic abuse, they linked arms and lay down on the red carpet, before security guards arrived to move them on.

The group were protesting Theresa May's upcoming Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, which they say will "criminalise survivors while distracting from devastating funding cuts to domestic violence services nationwide".

'As well as calling Time's Up on individual perpetrators, we have to call Time's Up on our government for failing to provide us with real options and support'.

An onlooker said: "No one got hurt but it was pretty scary as protesters were all over the place and Prince William and Kate Middleton were making their way to the red carpet at the time".

MANILA, Philippines- Dozens of stars wore black to express support for the fight against sexual harassment at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Bafta) on Sunday, February 18 held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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It went on: "We are in solidarity with the Time's Up campaign".

Best Actress victor Frances McDormand came in a red printed gown.

In 2015 the group staged a lie-in on the red carpet at the Suffragette film premiere in London.

Many stars heeded the call to wear black, using the celebration of United Kingdom and global cinema Sunday to call for an end to sexual harassment and bullying across society.

As Martin said, I have a little trouble with compliance.

I am thrilled that activists all over the world have been inspired by the set decoration of the three billboards in Martin's film and have taken to the streets and let it be a part of the positive public discourse that's happening.


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