Anti-LGBTI protesters descended by the dozen onto a primary school in Nottingham, UK, simply because of its inclusive lessons.
Teachers at Fernwood Primary School in Nottingham staged a counter-protest as a result, Pride flags in hand.
But the homophobic protesters also include Amir Ahmed, who has for months organized anti-LGBTI protests across school in Birmingham.
A primary school in Birmingham, in the west midlands, has been at the core of a growing row among Islamic groups, lawmakers, and LGBTI activists for months.
Parkfield Community School in Alum Rock announced its ‘No Outsiders’ pro-LGBTI curriculum, school-leaders quickly found a foe in the form of Ahmed.
Great to see the parents of Nottingham School standing in solidarity of their school right now and showing their opposition to those seeking to intimidate their local school. #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/el3Bv4WIgi
— rob kelsall (@rob_kelsall) July 22, 2019
But when a nearby primary, Anderton Park School in Sparkhill, dropped its own pro-LGBTI program, Ahmed joined two others in leading protests against it all.
Months since the first protests spiked, Ahmed is now leading a third wave of protests against the primary in Nottingham.
This is despite him having no children who attend the school.
According to Nottinghamshire Live, the planned protests were first publicly discussed on Facebook.
Word quickly spread, and local police made aware of the group’s intention to protest in advance.
Anti-LGBTI protester: ‘I have nothing but love’ for the community
Nottingham City Council leader, David Mellen described the protest as ‘worrying and alarming’ and said he urged parents to not listen to the ‘misinformation’ from the group.
A planned protest against the teaching of LGBT + issues as part of the relationship and sex education programme was met by a counter-protest group displaying a large pride flag at Fernwood School in Wollaton this morning… #nottingham #LGBT pic.twitter.com/1VFKQ2SLJ7
— Charlie Burley (@CharlesBurley_) July 22, 2019
When interviewed by the paper, Ahmed claimed he has ‘nothing but love’ for the counter-protesters and the LGBTi community.
However, he then added that he feels LGBTI relationships should be taught at a later age in schools.
‘They’ve picked the wrong school’
The Nottingham Primary is not set to break-up for the summer until Friday.
“They picked the wrong school” parents tell me as they hold rainbow flags across the road from protesters setting up for a demonstration against teaching about LGBT relationships outside a Nottingham primary school. pic.twitter.com/ej3xeb7XyW
— Becky Johnson (@BeckyJohnsonSky) July 22, 2019
In photographs of the two protests on Twitter, teachers and parents can be seen waving flags in front of a unisex hair salon a mini-mart.
One parent told SkyNews: ‘They’ve picked the wrong school.’