Protesters gatecrash Aacta awards red carpet, chanting ‘end the sausage party’ – The Guardian


Protesters dressed as sausages have caused a stir at the Aactas, storming the red carpet to highlight the male domination of the film and television industries.

Around 15 protesters in costume burst into the annual industry awards at the Star casino in Sydney on Wednesday.

Chanting “end the sausage party”, the women fell down in formation before security guards dragged them up and pushed them out.

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Protesters dressed as sausages chanting to “end the sausage party” of the Aust. film industry forcefully ejected from #aactas red carpet

December 7, 2016

The protest was organised by Women In Film and Television (Wift), which is in support of a quota system to increase the number of women working in film and television, and is working to a 2021 target for parity.

Sophie Mathisen, Wift founder and protest organiser, told…


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