President Trump gave a speech in Warsaw today, but not everyone thought it was a blessed day. A number of demonstrators protested the visit by donning bright red robes and white headdresses reminiscent of the Hulu show The Handmaid’s Tale—which is set in a future dystopia where women are stripped of their rights.
Protest na rogu Schillera i Miodowej – duże zainteresowanie mediów, też międzynarodowych pic.twitter.com/1PNAOy5DAY
— Michał Kolanko (@michal_kolanko) July 6, 2017
Some local journalists and others on the scene shared pictures and videos of the protesters. In one of the videos, captioned with the tweet “We will never become handmaids,” the protesters are seen pulling off their white bonnets and tearing them up.
— Julia Zimmermann (@JZRazem) July 6, 2017
Instructions for how to make the headdress were posted on Facebook in advance of the protest.
— natemat (@natematpl) July 6, 2017
The New York Times reported last month that women’s rights activists had been staging similar demonstrations in U.S. capitols to protest cuts to Planned Parenthood.