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JK Rowling blasts pro-trans activists after violence at 'Let Women Speak' event

The speech to Kellie-Jay Keen, also known as Posie Parker, was interrupted by pro-trans activists from the group Reclaim Pride Brighton.

September 19, 2022 9:27am

Updated: September 19, 2022 10:39am

British writer JK Rowling on Sunday condemned pro-trans activists after a 'Let Women Speak" event in England turned violent.

Hundreds of people gathered to watch Kellie-Jay Keen, who founded the women's rights group Standing For Women, give a talk at the event held in Brighton, according to Daily Mail.  

The speech by Keen, also known as Posie Parker, was interrupted by pro-trans activists from the group Reclaim Pride Brighton, who carried flags and rattles and had their faces covered with black masks.

The event led to a confrontation between women's rights supporters and pro-trans supporters. As footage emerged of the incident, police were seen arresting protesters as they separated the rival groups.

JK Rowling slammed pro-trans activists on Twitter for insulting the event's attendees: " I see the Be Kind brigade are once more hiding behind their balck masks, throwing smoke boms, screaming 'scum' at women speaking un for their sex-based rigths and howling abuse at lesbians for not doing dick"

Rowling has come under fire by many trans radicals who label her views as transphobic, since she mocked an article in 2020 which used the words 'people who menstruate' instead of 'women'.

In June 2020, the famous writer said: "If sex isn't real, there's no same-sex attraction, If sex isn't real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives, It isn't hare to speak the truth"

"Call to resist TERFs in Brighton. Posie Parker is bringing her transphobic hate tour to Brighton and we must make it clear she's not to come here!" they wrote via Twitter.

"She teams up with violent eliminationists and fascists, in an attempt [to] rile up hatred for trans people and divide our community. We won't allow this to happen!"

Keen told the Daily Mail: "I have been called a Nazi for saying I don't think women have penises. Once you can portray someone as the most henious person in society -- a Nazi -- I guess anything goes. 

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Marielbis Rojas is a Venezuelan journalist and communications professional with a degree in Social Communication from UCAB. She is a news reporter for ADN America.