Birmingham LGBT protest continues: Demonstrators barred from school

Tuesday 11th June 2019 14:52 EDT

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, the headteacher of a school in Birmingham that has been at the centre of protests over LGBT equality classes has said that she was "delighted" after a judge issued a fresh interim injunction against the demonstrations.

Clarkson, the headteacher at Anderton Park Primary School, said the 12 weeks of demonstrations had caused distress to staff, parents as well as students.

“It's an absolutely glorious day for us, for the children, parents and staff of Anderton Park. We are delighted a new order has been granted that keeps the kids and staff safe from the protests," she was quoted as saying.

"It also strengthens the protection for us as it refers to all aspects of teaching, not just equalities. We are pleased we can go back to school and tell our staff we will be free from protests outside the school for the rest of the year.”

Protesters have been gathering outside Anderton Park Primary School over concerns children were too young to learn about same-sex relationships. A trial is set to go ahead in July over whether protests can be held outside the school. On Monday, Justice Warby QC quashed an original injunction keeping protesters from the school gates and imposed a similar one until the trial.

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