London AnarchaFeminist Kolektiv will be forming a black bloc at Reclaim the Night on Saturday and would like to invite all those who are anarchist and feminist to join us, and those who arent also. We will be wearing black, with a london anarchafeminist kolektiv banner (if we get it together in time)and hopefully we will also have a bike powered soundsystem.
The Reclaim the Night website never publicises it very well but every year LFN asserts that the march is open for all women including trans-women. So the anarcha-feminist black bloc want to explicitly and clearly offer welcome and solidarity to any trans-women who want to join those blocs for the women only section of the march.
We have called for a black bloc in this years reclaim the night to protest against the police co-option and pro-criminalization stance of the event.
Reclaim the Night is an annual women-only march protesting against rape and sexual assualt. However, the the march has a constant theme of being pro-police and pro-criminalisation whilst being anti-trans and anti-sex workers. Last year the Met police were given a platform and welcomed with open arms. Police don’t make us safer – We want to reclaim Reclaim the Night!
The anarcha-feminist bloc will be meeting at 6:00pm just beneath the north end of the Hungerford pedestrian bridge, just west of Charing Cross Station and across the road from the river.There’s a place where there are steps and a lift down from the bridge and some bike racks nearby.
So please come, wear black, bring a red umberella if you want to show solidarity with sex workers (there is a ‘red umberella bloc’ as well!) and any black flags you have at home, any messages for placards….
The london feminist network will be handing out hundreds of free placards, so if you write your own message on a sheet of paper you could just staple on top of theirs.