Birmingham City Council wins High Court injunction to stop protests against LGBT teaching at school


Birmingham City Council has been granted a High Court injunction to stop protests against LGBT teaching at a primary school.

The interim injunction protects “the area immediately surrounding Anderton Park Primary School from further protests of the kind that have been held in the street outside the school for the last few weeks”, the council said.

The council said it decided to make the urgent application only after careful consideration and in the light of increasing fears for the safety and wellbeing of the staff, children and parents of the school when they come back from their half-term break.

“This is particularly so after the serious escalation of the protests in the week before half-term – including the attendance of very large numbers of people who have no children at the school, many of whom are not from the city,” it said.

Council leader Ian Ward said: said: “I’m pleased that common sense has prevailed because children right across Birmingham should be free to attend school safely and without disruption. All our schools must be safe spaces and we will not tolerate the ongoing intimidation of parents, hard-working school staff and local residents.

“This interim injunction has been secured in time for the return to school on Monday and now hopefully the pupils will be able to continue their education in peace for the remainder of the summer term.


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