Greta Thunberg shares support for trans activists who stopped screening of women’s rights documentary

Activists occupied the lecture theatre where the documentary was set to be shown, preventing anyone from watching.
Activists occupied the lecture theatre where the documentary was set to be shown, preventing anyone from watching.

The documentary interviews gender critical individuals and challenges gender ideology

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Greta Thunberg has shared her support for trans activist students who cancelled the screening of a women’s rights film.The University of Edinburgh's Academics for Academic Freedom (EAAF) group organised a screening of Adult Human Female.

The documentary interviews gender critical people and challenges gender ideology.

Activists prevented people from watching in a second venue which meant the event had to be cancelled.
Activists prevented people from watching in a second venue which meant the event had to be cancelled.

But before the event was due to take place, activists occupied the lecture theatre where the documentary was set to be shown, preventing anyone from watching.

After attempting to move the event to another venue, activists prevented people from watching there too which meant the event had to be cancelled.

One activist who describes himself as “an angry Scottish teenager” in his Twitter bio, took to Twitter after preventing the event from taking place.

He said: “Earlier this evening myself and other activists engaged in direct action. A screening of a transphobic film was to be held at Edinburgh Uni, we decided that wasn't happening. You don't get to spread hatred and expect to be unchallenged.

Greta Thunberg shared her support for trans activists who stopped the screening of a women’s rights documentary
Greta Thunberg shared her support for trans activists who stopped the screening of a women’s rights documentary

“A group occupied the lecture hall expected to be viewed. I heard people outside say they wish they could just go in and fight us, ‘If there's only three of them we can take them.’ Security wouldn't allow this, so they had to move room.

“We were faster though. The group in the original venue split in half, and one half blocked this new room. Security said their goal was to ensure things went ahead safely, so they didn't allow the attendees to go to this room either.

He later continued: “These people will pretend they were victims, but they were *far* more aggressive than we ever were.

“Eventually, they had to dissipate the crowd and they left. We won. They didn't get their screening. You *do not* get to platform hate and expect it to go unchallenged. We won, and we'll do it again”

Responding to the tweet, Ms Thunberg sent three heart emojis.