'A Handmaid's Tale' comes to life in Philadelphia, USA

Published: 24th July 2018 07:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2018 08:17 AM  

Dozens of demonstrators dressed as characters from the Margaret Atwood novel-turned-TV series 'The Handmaid's Tale' descended on downtown Philadelphia on Monday to protest US Vice President Mike Pence's visit in Philadelphia. (Photo | AP)
Pence was scheduled to speak at a hotel in the latest event promoting the administration's tax-cutting law. The event was organised by an NGO that promotes President Donald Trump's policies(Photo | AP)
The women held up signs that read “Trump Pence Must Go”, “We Stand Against Fascism” and “My Body My Choice.” (Photo | AP)
This is not the first Handmaid-themed protest taking place. There have been protests in Washington DC, Missouri, Texas, England and Ireland. (Photo | AP)
Samantha Goldman, the organiser of the protest, told the media that the protest was planned weeks ago, and hundreds of women have been meeting up to sew the red cloaks. (Photo | AP)
In the dystopian novel, women are catogorised especially based on their childbearing capabilities. The handmaids are the ones that are still young and fertile, and are forced to lend their wombs as surrogates to infertile, upper class women. (Photo | AP)
The Protesters in Philadelphia said they are opposed to Trump administration policies on abortion rights, LGBT rights, immigration and other issues. (Photo | AP)
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