Equality lessons row: Anderton Park school protesters met with songs of love

Equality lessons row: Anderton Park school protesters met with songs of love
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Posted on 16 Sep 2019

Protesters demonstrating near Birmingham’s Anderton Park primary school against equalities lessons which include information about LGBT relationships have been met with a musical counter-protest.


The counter-protest was corodinated by local resident, musician and gay mum Katy Rose Bennett, who was joined by friends in singing songs including Over The Rainbow and A Beautiful World.  

The Metro reports Ms Bennett as saying: “We believe in love and harmony and everyone getting along and being equal. Love conquers hate.”


The anti-LGBT-lessons demonstrations were re-started after lead protester Shakeel Afsar said: "We were intending not to resume the protests, but the head teacher, Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, recently tweeted an image of more LGBT books she had got for the school. I was inundated with calls from angry parents who saw this as provocative, so we will be back again on Friday." 

The protests outside Anderton Park began in the spring before being brought to an end when Birmingham City Council won a high court injunction forbidding demonstrations to take place outside the school. 


A full court hearing next month will decide whether the temporary exclusion zone should become permanent.

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