Wednesday, June 2, 2010

On June 2

On this day in ...
... 1975 (35 years ago today), between 100 and 200 workers in the sex trade occupied a church in France, camping in sleeping bags. Their leader, identified only as Ulla, said they would not leave Lyon's Église Saint-Nizier (left) until the government lifted the sentences, for unlawful solicitation, that some in the group had recently received. The occupation lasted a week, and the sex workers' rights movement spread to other cities.

(Prior June 2 posts are here, here, and here.)

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