Passers-by in Amsterdam’s red light district were stunned as six ‘sex workers’ started dancing before revealing their powerful message
A flash mob of ‘prostitutes’ stunned passers-by in Amsterdam’s red light district with a hard-hitting campaign against human trafficking.
In a video, which has gone viral on YouTube, six ‘sex workers’ strut their stuff in the windows of brothels by the famous canals as tourists wander past.
Suddenly, dubstep music starts blaring and the women burst into an impromptu, but perfectly choreographed, dance routine.
As bystanders cheer and join in with the moves, they are hit with a powerful message, which is projected onto the wall above.
It reads: “Every year, thousands of women are promised a dance career in Western Europe.
“Sadly, they end up here. Stop the traffik. People shouldn’t be bought and sold.”
The advertising campaign was created by Duval Guillaume for Stop The Traffik, a global movement aimed at putting an end to human trafficking.
Stop The Traffik now has “more than 1,000 member organisations in 50 countries and tens of thousands of activists all over the world”.
According to police members surveyed by the movement, one of the shortcomings in the fight against human trafficking for sexual exploitation “is community awareness, action and information.”
The video was uploaded to YouTube earlier this month and has already had nearly 800,000 hits.
It is captioned with a hard-hitting message which reads: “So you think you will dance?
“Sometimes things are not what they seem. Men, women and children are trafficked – tricked, forced and exploited in the sex industry.”
The clip has also prompted a strong reaction from viewers.
One YouTube user wrote: “If it is not good for your daughter, your girlfriend, your sister, then it is NOT good for anyone.”
Another added: “It’s all about freedom. Women must be allowed to choose what they want to do.
“That applies to trafficked women who have the right not to do this work. Plus normal women who have the right to do it if they wish.”
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