Sussex Police statement on protests in Brighton over drag queen event

NO ARRESTS were made at a large gathering of protesters following a drag queen reading event.

A small group of protesters, including Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers Corbyn, was met by hundreds of people protesting in solidarity with a drag queen who was reading a book to children.

Aida H. Dee has been reading her new book in the library and will also be appearing at the Hove Library, Church Road at 1pm and the Woodingdean Library, Warren Road at 3pm.

Argus: Sussex Police were present outside the Jubilee LibrarySussex Police were present outside the Jubilee Library

Sussex Police are aware of all three demonstrations.

A spokesman said: “Sussex Police are aware of a protest at an event outside the Jubilee Library in Brighton and Hove, and the potential for further demonstrations at two other libraries this afternoon, August 4th.

“Officials are on hand to ensure the safety of all involved and to minimize disruption to the general public.

The Argus: protesters from both sidesdemonstrators from both sides

“We will stay in touch with the organizers of the events and protesters and continue to monitor the situation.

“No arrests have been made at this time.”

Protesters wearing shirts reading “Keep Drag away from Children” can be seen clashing with people standing in solidarity with drag queen Aida H. Dee.

While other people can be seen holding signs reading “Fight for LGBT+ Liberation.” Sussex Police statement on protests in Brighton over drag queen event

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