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U.K. Porn Censorship to Be Protested on Friday

U.K. Porn Censorship to Be Protested on Friday
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Dec 10, 2014 1:01 PM PST    Text size: 

LONDON — More than 700 have elected to attend a mass face-sitting protest outside Parliament on Friday against new rules for distributors of online adult content.

Under the new Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014, acts of female ejaculation, spanking, fisting, water sports, face-sitting and other types of strong explicit content are banned from streaming in the U.K. The amended rules took effect Dec. 1.

#PornProtest, slated for noon on Friday at the Old Palace Yard in Westminster, was organized by sex worker and trainer Charlotte Rose, who called the new regulations "seemingly arbitrarily deciding what is nice sex and what is not nice sex."

"This is not supporting sexual equality and something needs to be done," Rose said on the protest's Facebook page. "Pornography produced in the U.K. was quietly censored ... through an amendment to the 2003 Communications Act, and the measures appear to take aim at female pleasure."

Participants at the protest are planning to sit on the faces of others while listening to Monty Python’s "Sit on My Face."

There has been word that the face-sitting event could make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. The protest also will hold a "Sex Factor" game show all while remaining fully clothed.

The protest will coincide with the debate of a motion made by MP Julian Huppert to strike the new regs, which now has the support of MPs John Leech and Mike Hancock, according to news reports.

In a statement, Huppert recently said: “I am very concerned by this proposal, and especially the way it appears to be happening without any debate or vote.

“It seems to me that there is a principle here about when things should be banned; I'd focus more on consent issues, and genuine risks of death or serious harm, than whether polite society likes them.”

Rose on Facebook said that face-sitting activities will be done at the conclusion of Friday afternoon's protest.

"There will be lots of talks from various groups discussing the new law at the beginning of the protest so we have lots of time to share our views and be serious ... this is just to end the protest on a lighthearted note," Rose said. "I understand how people may feel this is taking priority but I can assure its not, the whole point of this protest is to state that we will not be censored."

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