Meryl Streep's 'Suffragette' Premiere Disrupted by Protesters of the Feminist Group 'Sisters Uncut'
By Alex Ungerman
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Meryl Streep's latest movie is drawing more attention.
Suffragette, about the British women's suffrage movement at the turn of the 20th century, found its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival disrupted by the protest group Sisters Uncut, who laid down on the red carpet to demonstrate against domestic violence and cuts to women's services.
The group held signs that read, among other things, "Dead Women Can't Vote," "They Cut We Bleed," and "Women Are Powerful and Dangerous."
British publication The Independent also reports that the protesters let out purple and green smoke, the adopted colors of the UK's Women’s Social and Political Union.
Streep stars alongside Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter in the movie retelling of the powerful moment in feminist history, and on the carpet, Mulligan and Carter applauded the efforts of the demonstrators.