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Netflix staff join trans activists to protest Dave Chappelle comedy special

DW, 22 Oct 2021
Netflix employees in the US city of Los Angeles walked off the job on Wednesday in protest over a new Dave Chappelle comedy special.

They were joined by dozens of trans activists and supporters gathered outside the office for a demonstration.

LGBTQ groups accuse the streaming giant of trampling transgender rights and profiting from hate speech.

About 100 people joined a rally at the company's office-studio complex pre-noon, including an estimated 30 employees who joined in later.

The rally received pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up to back Netflix's decision not to pull the special.

While the two sides got involved in some shoving and pushing, the conflict was mostly limited to a war of words.

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