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Russell Brand

London Film Festival focuses on women; protests at premiere

The London Film Festival opened Wednesday with "Suffragette," the story of British women who fought for the right to vote — a milestone on a journey to equality that many believe is still unfinished. In an echo of the suffragettes' direct-action tactics, about a dozen protesters from anti-domestic violence group Sisters Uncut got past barriers and lay on the red carpet at the film's glitzy festival premiere. The group carried signs saying "Dead Women Can't Vote," and said on Twitter they were continuing the suffragettes' struggle for women's equality Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, the gritty early...