(14 Oct 2015) A group of women from the Feminist Group of Sex Workers (AFEMTRAS) on Wednesday protested against being persecuted by police, neighbours and the media.
The protest on the outskirts of Madrid was designed to defend their right to work freely in the streets.
The group also swept the streets which they explained was done in order to promote good will.
One worker from AFEMTRAS, who did not give her name, said they hoped the action would help to eliminate social stigmas which they feel lead to their daily persecution.
Another sex worker, Antonella, said that sex workers were wrongly accused of littering and being drug addicts.
The group also wore shirts displaying the phrase, in English, “give me rights”, and called for better working conditions on the streets.

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