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Visitors queuing for the Statement Festival. Photo: Viktoriia Zhuhan/The Local

Published: 04.Sep.2018 11:16 hrs

The Local's contributor Viktoriia Zhuhan asked visitors to Gothenburg's 'man-free' Statement Festival what brought them there and what their own statement was.

Next to the queue outside the Statement Festival entrance at Bananapiren in Swedish west coast city Gothenburg, two women were opening a pride-coloured champagne bottle when The Local visited.

The event, open to women, transgender or non-binary people – but not to cis-men, whose gender identity corresponds to their sex at birth – has made headlines all over the world, sparking both praise and criticism.

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