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A protest march will be held in Birmingham next weekend to try and save the jobs of grid girls. More than 1,000 people - including dozens of models - are expected at the event at the Bullring on Saturday February 10. They will be staging a “quiet march” through the Bullring from 1pm to stand up for their “harmless industry”.
More - https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/thousands-expected-bullring-protest-keep-14242770
This report just goes to show how few people have paid proper attention to what Liberty have said they are getting rid of.
EG "Grid girls wear tight revealing clothes and parade around the pit lanes prior to races."
Really? Well that's not what Liberty want done away with. They have said nothing about women in promotional clothing in the pit lane. They haven't even said anything about the women who clap the drivers onto the podium. They specified women on the grid during the pre-race period.
And there's this: "The founder and owner of Dream Street Models and Events, Chloe Avon, said the livelihood of her models was at stake. She said she got involved in Saturday’s protest because she supplied the girls for Racewars GBR driving experience days."
Well, unless those driving experience days take place on the F1 weekend at the F1 venue then F1 have no say over that, and if they are thus aligned but don't have women standing on the grid with markers, then F1 have said nothing about that.
Good on them for standing up, and it is every person's right to assemble to make a point, but it does seem to me that a lot of people have really not bothered to understand Liberty's position, and are taking their cue from newspapers that (let's be generous) have been similarly careless.