A group protesting at a Sioux City intersection drew lots of attention Monday afternoon. The KCAU 9 newsroom getting calls from a number of our viewers wondering what was happening at the intersection of Sergeant Road and Lakeport Drive.
The group says it is protesting circumcision yes, you heard correctly. The group calls itself Blood-Stained Men and their Friends.
The demonstarters are staging protests in 17 Midwestern cities, Sioux City being the latest.
According to the protesters, the United States is a holdout in eradicating a Victorian-era practice which the rest of the developed world understands as a destructive human rights violation. They add that profit and lack of understanding keep the practice alive here, but thanks to the grassroots outreach and protesting of the The Bloodstained Men’s mission is to educate all Americans about the risks and harms of genital cutting.