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Les Prostitutées de Lyon Parlent – The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak by Carole Roussopoulos Description:

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Les Prostitutées de Lyon Parlent – The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak by Carole Roussopoulos Description: On 3 June 1975, 150 prostitute women occupied the church of St. Nizier, one of the main churches in the centre of Lyon, France. A banner was hung over the church façade ‘Our children don’t want their mothers in prison.’ The occupation was sparked by the brutal torture and murder of sex workers, and a police crackdown. Instead of going after the murderer/s, the police were handing out ‘“two to 10 fines” a fortnight and threatening women with prison. Within weeks churches had been occupied all over France including in Paris. The church occupations sparked the modern day sex workers rights movement. US Premiere. 45 min