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Women protest outside Jack The Ripper Museum after it advertises 'selfies' with his victims

Published 02/11/2015 | 14:37

Women protested outside the 'Jack The Ripper' museum in London after it offered 'selfies' with models of his victims for Halloween.

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The museum was promising Halloween selfies with models of his victims and the founder of the museum, who was dressed as Jack the Ripper. One their website, they posted: "How about a picture with Jack in Mitre Square together with the body of Catherine Eddowes?"

A member of the feminist activist group Fourth Wave, Su Fei Lu, told Buzzfeed News why the group were protesting the event.

"If a woman was killed by a violent ex just last week it wouldn’t be OK to take a picture with her".

"It's not OK to pose with the body of Catherine Eddowes... she's still a real person".

"Domestic violence and violence against women is still an issue".

The protesters carried a blow-up doll with the picture of founder Mark Palmer-Edgcumbe's face on it.

The museum attracted ire when it opened after locals had initially believed it would be a museum dedicated to the history of women in east London.

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