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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 September 2015

Anger as promised women's museum becomes Ripper museum

A woman protesting outside Tower Hamlets' new Ripper museum, photo by Socialist Party

A woman protesting outside Tower Hamlets' new Ripper museum, photo by Socialist Party   (Click to enlarge)

On 4-5 August, protests were held in Whitechapel, east London, where a Jack the Ripper 'museum' is being opened. Dozens of activists and local residents protested with placards commemorating Jack the Ripper's victims and also the women that made history in the area.

Socialist Party members participated in these protests, distributing leaflets calling for Tower Hamlets council to close the museum immediately. We said they should instead fight for the funding of the original intention, a real museum of women's history.

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