Demonstrators danced in Sheffield to highlight a campaign against violence towards women

Hundreds of demonstrators joined a rally and a flash dance in Sheffield city centre to support a campaign against violence towards women.

By Jon Cooper
Sunday, 16th February 2020, 7:15 pm

Know the Line and other women’s campaign groups joined Sheffield TUC members between 11am and 1pm, today, Saturday, February 15, at Barkers Pool, Sheffield.

Sheffield TUC was also joined by the Sheffield People’s Assembly stall to also help highlight the problems of sexual harassment at work.

The TUC urged people who braved Storm Dennis to sign their petition for stronger legislation to protect workers.

One Billion Rising with Chile Solidarity Network pictured at Barkers Pool, performing a flash dance of 'Break the Chain'. Picture: NSST-15-02-20 1BillionRising 7-NMSY

The union revealed that its Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise campaign claims to have discovered evidence of widespread sexual harassment of low-paid women workers n Sheffield.

Know the Line and other women’s campaign groups performed a “One Billion Rising” flash dance despite the rain and strong wind on Sheffield’s City Hall steps in a bid to help stop violence against women.

One Billion Rising with Chile Solidarity Network pictured at Barkers Pool, performing a flash dance of 'Break the Chain'. Picture: NSST-15-02-20 1BillionRising 1-NMSY