Pitiful turnout of anti-drag protesters countered with ‘joyful’ LGBTQ+ street party

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05/28/2023

On Saturday (27 May), around 100 LGBTQ+ folks and allies stood against 40 Turning Point UK campaigners, holding signs that read “South London loves trans people”. Turning Point UK – an offshoot of an American far-right group – has routinely called for its supporters to protest outside the pub in an effort to spread a hateful anti-drag message. Saturday’s protest saw the far-right group rail against the Honor Oak pub’s Drag Queen Story Time event, which went ahead following their failed attempt to prevent kids from enjoying a family-friendly reading experience. A Met Police spokesperson told PinkNews they were aware of the protest taking place. The spokesperson said: “An appropriate policing plan was in place. There were no arrests.”

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