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London : A group of female protesters wearing 'Time's Up' T-shirts invaded the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here. 

The women were dressed in black as part of the 'BAFTA blackout', chanting "sisters, united, we'll never be defeated" outside London's Royal Albert Hall where the gala was held on Sunday night, reports dailymail.co.uk. 

They hijacked the Time's Up movement - which came to the fore in the wake of the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal, by wearing 'Time's Up Theresa' t-shirts. 

Protesting against domestic violence and calling on the British Prime Minister Theresa May, to do more, they linked arms and laid on the red carpet. They were later ushered away by security guards. 

A group of activists from Sisters Uncut jumped onto the carpet as celebrities were arriving at the ceremony wearing t-shirts declaring "Time's Up Theresa." 

While laying on the red carpet, they chanted "the DV Bill's a cover-up, Theresa May your time is up." 

May has made clear that she intends the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017, which is still under consultation in Parliament, to bring in tougher sentences and "deliver more convictions" for domestic violence. 

The activists were later ushered out by the security. 

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