The freakmob, who are usually considered to be the go-to crowd for any kind of internet trolling, have taken a bizarre and provocative approach to the #MeToo movement by staging an anti-feminist protest outside a women’s college in New Delhi, on Sunday night.
The freaks have reportedly made a point of protesting against the university’s decision to ban the group, a move that was seen by some as a way to silence its voice.
The college’s dean, Bishnu Prasad, has also said that his students will be suspended for a week, with the university deciding whether to revoke their accreditation.
The college has yet to comment on the protest.
Freakmob are an online collective that use the pseudonym @freakmobs on Twitter, and are known for disrupting events by staging their own stunts.
The group has also used the hashtag #MeForBabu, an apparent reference to the hashtag that the group has been using on social media to demand an end to violence against women.
In an interview to NDTV, a spokesperson for the group said that they were protesting against “a patriarchal society that uses rape as a weapon against women and girls.”
The group’s protest was organised in the name of the women’s health care provider, Baba Ramdev.
The protest was to be held outside the Women’s Health Institute, a public health centre run by the women.
The protesters claimed to have been beaten by the police and forced to retreat when they were prevented from entering the campus by a group of men in masks.
“The police said they will take action against the protesters if they do not leave,” said a spokesperson.
A woman walks with her baby, at the Women and Child Development Organisation (WCDO) clinic in New Dehli, India.
“I have a child, I will not allow any person to force me to do something that I am against,” the woman said, according to ND TV.
“If I have a choice, I’ll have to abort my child, it is a big risk,” she added.
The group of women has been protesting for weeks over a series of incidents of sexual harassment and assault by the Delhi Police, who they accuse of using force against them.
Freakmores are usually seen wearing masks and carrying guns, but this time they were carrying fake weapons.
The protest, which started at 10.45pm, was attended by a small number of activists from the women health charity, who carried a placard that read, “Stop Rape and Abuse,” which read, “#MeForAbortion.”
According to NDtv, the women were escorted from the premises by a security team, who were dressed in police uniforms.
They were eventually escorted back to the university.
While it was the first time that the freaks had gone on a rampage outside a university, several other groups of activists have also gone on violent stunts outside the university over the past few weeks, with police often intervening to stop them.
Earlier this month, the freakmob was attacked by the authorities in Hyderabad, India, when they tried to disrupt the inauguration of a hospital there.
The university had initially claimed that they had been blocked by police.
A video posted on social networks showed that police were seen escorting the group of protesters into a police van.
Police said that the protesters had broken the law by trying to stop the inauguration.