Anti-Circumcision “Intact-ivists” Return to Tuscaloosa 8 Years After Leader’s Arrest Here
A group of activists called the Bloodstained Men & Their Friends will return to Tuscaloosa Saturday afternoon to protest against circumcision at the intersection of McFarland Boulevard and 15th Street.
According to a press release heralding their arrival, the national group said they will make their stop in Tuscaloosa from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on a 13-day protest tour throughout the southeast.
Bloodstained Men & Their Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is "dedicated to giving victims of genital cutting a voice and to educating Americans about the harms of infant circumcision and the importance of the foreskin."
The group is hard to miss, as most of their members dress in all white with fake blood splattered across their groins.
According to the release, "Tuscaloosans will be peacefully educated by activists including victims of genital cutting."
"Passersby will be faced with the basic, undeniable human rights argument against the routine genital cutting of children: the foreskin is a healthy, valuable body part that belongs solely and entirely to the child," the release continued. "It is unnecessary, cruel, damaging, and ethically unacceptable to remove a healthy body part from a person who is incapable of consent."
This isn't the group's first trip to the Druid City -- they protested at the same intersection in 2014, but did not have a permit to do so.
Their leader, Brother K, was ultimately arrested by Tuscaloosa Police officers.
For more information on the protest, as well as a full schedule for the protest, visit www.bloodstainedmen.com.