Video of Activists Protesting in Front of New Times Building

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Activists picketed in front of New Times' Phoenix offices this afternoon in protest of our parent company, Village Voice Media's, classified ad website Backpage.com.

The activists feel the website facilitates sex trafficking. More on the protest here.

VVM publications across the country have published articles disproving the myths surrounding sex-trafficking statistics -- links to these articles can be found below.

Valley videographer Dennis Gilman captured on film what turned out to be a tame demonstration involving from 15 to 20 protesters over a two-hour period. Gilman's video is posted above.

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Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer

If the minuscule number of offending ads on backpage warrants this kind of outrage, where the hell is the movement to shut down all the churches where a larger percentage of sexual abuse of children occur? If all classified sites are to blame, so are all churches.

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS.

Slick Rick
Slick Rick

I like that blonde MILF with shades, at 0.12 in the vid. She looks like she herself advertizes on Backpage. How much would it cost to spend an hour with her?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

LOL what a lame protest! It looked like someone in a car flipped them off too!

Gizzard
Gizzard

They look like a bunch of unhappy customers to those adds...go figure!

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

yeah maybe they used the services and didn't get any replies?

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

Those look like some pretty professional signs there.  Wonder if Constantine Querard printed those signs at his sign printing business, out of the goodness of his heart. (sarcasm intended)

Stacy
Stacy

The protestors should picket the Gov's office... for facilitating women going into prostitution.  If you ask a good number of women in prostitution, you'll find that many have been cut off or denied social service benefits (because of Brewer's budget cuts) and now they have to do what ever it takes to bring in a buck.    Leave VVM alone and go after the root of who puts women in these positions in the first place.

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