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UK: Bloodied-panty protesters decry tampon tax - ‘The taxman can suck my clit!"01:21

UK: Bloodied-panty protesters decry tampon tax - ‘The taxman can suck my clit!"

United Kingdom, London
April 3, 2015 at 01:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 300 protesters wearing 'blood-stained' panties gathered outside London's Downing Street, Thursday, to decry the 5% value added tax (vat) on women's sanitary products and tampons.

Gathering outside the British Prime Minister's residence, the protesters carried and shouted anti-sexist slogans and waved placards bearing phrases including "What a bloody disgrace" and "The taxman can suck my clit".

Tampons are currently classed as a non-essential luxury item in the UK, unlike other health products considered as essential such as condoms.

UK: Bloodied-panty protesters decry tampon tax - ‘The taxman can suck my clit!"01:21
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Over 300 protesters wearing 'blood-stained' panties gathered outside London's Downing Street, Thursday, to decry the 5% value added tax (vat) on women's sanitary products and tampons.

Gathering outside the British Prime Minister's residence, the protesters carried and shouted anti-sexist slogans and waved placards bearing phrases including "What a bloody disgrace" and "The taxman can suck my clit".

Tampons are currently classed as a non-essential luxury item in the UK, unlike other health products considered as essential such as condoms.

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