Video/Gallery: Flash mob moves around Ipswich to raise awareness of women’s rights

A group of women and some men joined together to perform a dance at the Ipswich waterfront as part o

A group of women and some men joined together to perform a dance at the Ipswich waterfront as part of the global One Billion Rising movement that invited people to dance for the end of violence against women. - Credit: Archant

FLASH mobs broke out at key points around the town today as women united against violence.

St Valentine’s Day has been branded an international day of action by the One Billion Rising campaign, which raises awareness of various types of violence against women including cultural traditions like genital mutilation.

Members of various women’s groups around Ipswich took part in flash mobs at UCS, the Waterfront and Giles Circus, while similar events were held across the globe.

Shoppers stopped and gazed at the mesmerising site of around 50 women, many dressed in red, dancing in the street to an energetic routine. Others joined in with the routine, and one women even managed to complete the routine with a baby strapped to her front.

Kaz Garrad and Gemma Smith, of Liberty Dance, Felixstowe, said they were pleased with the reaction.


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