Journalists rejoice! The face-sitting porn protest is here

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Friday 12 December 2014 14:20
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The long-awaited porn laws protest has finally arrived!

Initially timed to coincide with a Commons motion from Lib Dem MP Julian Hibbert calling for the new rules to be annulled, what was hyped as a "mass face-sitting protest" got underway in Old Palace Yard in the shadow of the mother of parliaments despite the issue being unlikely to be debated today (and it being, let's be honest, pretty chilly outside).

The Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 rules effectively ban a host of sex acts including spanking, caning, whipping, female ejaculation, fisting and the aforementioned face-sitting from pornography sold in the UK.

While it initially looked that photographers were going to outnumber protesters, the bid to break the world face-sitting record is now well underway, as the Independent's Christopher Hooton was on hand to document.

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