Brookes art students silently protested for Freedom of Speech yesterday

Could this start a new social movement?


Brookes first year art students were seen in a formation outside JHB yesterday, displaying large photographs which covered their faces.

The photographs also depicted people covering their mouths.

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The thought-provoking stunt was pulled to protest for the freedom of speech.

The art students said: “By silencing ourselves we’re taking away the power for others to silence us, such as the media and the government, on speaking out on topics that matter to us”.

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Shortly after the stunt began, a crowd of fascinated onlookers gathered around to watch and take pictures in attempts to find out what was going on.

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Georgina Brook said: “Today went well. I felt pretty powerful and got a bit of a buzz from it. We’ll probably be on Yik Yak later”.

An exhibition is being held on 19th April at Richard Hamilton building, Headington Hill to showcase the art student’s work.

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Georgina added “bring your friends, your mum, your dad. They’ll be free food and drink, and even an ice cream van!”