Bristol: Women's rights activists 'silenced' by trans rights mob

Women’s rights activists are ‘silenced’ by trans-rights mob clad in black as Bristol anarchists tell feminists they are ‘next’ after Colston statue was toppled into the river

  • Women rights activists claim they were ‘silenced’ by a masked trans group 
  • In video people all in black are heard shouting out ‘trans rights are human rights’ 
  • While another video shows anarchists pushing police and women in Bristol 
  • Another man was seen writing on the ground that ‘after Colston TERFs are next’

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

The mob dressed all in black are heard screaming ‘trans rights are human rights’ while women’s rights activists held a talk in honour of Father’s Day in College Green. 

During the clash, the anarchists were seen pushing police and women, while another person held a sign saying TERFs – the name given to gender critical women – should ‘suck my d***’. 

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

The slave trader Edward Colston’s statue was thrown in the river in Bristol amid anti-racism protestors in 2020. 

Bristol Anarchist Federation celebrated that it disrupted and silenced the Standing for Women gathering by also singing Wonderwall and All Star. 

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

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

While another person held a sign saying TERFs – the name given to gender critical women – should ‘suck his d***’

But Bristol Anarchist Federation blamed the women who were there including blogger and feminist organiser Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull from Standing for XX. They said on Twitter: ‘Awesome crowd gathered! Free wraps, free cake, music, flags, banners! Come on down to college green and join us in opposing the transphobes!’

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

He screams at them that they are ‘the oppressors’ and are ‘taking rights from people’ while the feminists struggle to be heard over 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] shout abuse and harass peaceful demonstrators. We will not be silenced.’

They also claim an ‘angry man with a megaphone was trying to drown out a young, black autistic woman’. 

Later in another video the anarchists are heard telling the feminists to ‘get out of the city’.  

Another man was seen writing on the ground that ‘after Colston TERFs are next’. The slave trader Edward Colston’s statue was thrown in the river in Bristol amid anti-racism protestors in 2020

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

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

And called people to College Green to ‘oppose’ alleged ‘transphobes’.

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

They also called the trans activists a ‘cult’ who are trying to ‘bully and intimidate women into silence’. 

After the protest finished, 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 centre today as two groups of protesters met – nude cyclists and activists.

The World Naked Bike Ride set off from the Full Moon pub, near Cabot Circus, at 11.30am to protest for a better environment, safer cycling and celebrate body freedom.

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

A larger group of around 100 trans rights activists, also staged a counter-rally in the same place, BristolLive reported.

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


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

After the protest finished, 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: ‘Absolutely appalling intimidation of women in Bristol this afternoon’

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

The feminist has said the scuffle lasted for around a minute and she was pushed on to a wall by a group of men, or trans men, who also grabbed her arms as she waved her purple, white and green suffragette flag. 

In May footage of her being punched in St Ann’s Square, Manchester, in March also emerged, although trans activists accused Aleks of kicking a trans woman and insisting on calling her a man. 

After the Pankhurst stand-off she won praise from JK Rowling, who shared the footage of incident on Twitter and said: ‘I never expected the right side of history to include so many people in masks intimidating and assaulting women, did you? But she never dropped her flag. Emmeline would be proud.’

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