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Leeds Socialist Students

Rape is No Joke & Socialist Students at the protest in 2013 against Tequila UK Rape is No Joke & Socialist Students at the protest in 2013 against Tequila UK

Just last week, misogynist comedian Dapper Laughs was set to tour the whole UK, performing in Glasgow, London, and amongst others, Leeds. When Leeds Socialist Students heard that he was planning to perform here, we immediately started a petition and were making plans to campaign to get his performance at the O2 Academy cancelled – the petition got around 80 signatures in under an hour, when we called victory, because his entire tour was cancelled off the back of similar pressure nationally. The next day he announced that the Dapper Laughs ‘character’ was to also be retired.

Mary Finch, Leeds Uni Socialist Students

Cardiff Student Union had already taken the decision to cancel his performance, after 700 students signed a petition demanding that he should be banned from campus. Thousands signed a petition to ITV2…

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