Mass police raids against sex workers in the name of anti-trafficking
In December 2013, 250 police raided sex worker’s flats in Soho (central London). Over 20 flats were closed and women were handcuffed and dragged in their underwear onto the streets. The ECP and Soho Working Girls organised intensively against the closures, getting legal advice and publicising the injustice of the raids. 18 of the 20 flats were reopened.
Rupert Everett in defence of prostitutes: ‘There is a land grab going on’, (The Guardian, 19 January 2014)
Statement: The Soho raids – what really happened