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Right-wing protesters and counter-demonstrators clash in angry scenes outside Tate Britain over drag queen Aida H Dee’s story hour for children from three to 11

Far right protestors have been clashing outside of Tate Britain over a drag queen story telling event for children.

A large police presence can be seen outside the gallery where counter protestors gathered outside the gallery to face the right wing protestors.

Tate hired Aida H Dee to read stories to children, on its website it describes them as an ‘ADHD, neurodivergent, queer hero of literature’ and ‘the first drag artist in Europe to read stories to children in a nursery.’

Right wing protesters clash with counter protesters outside the Tate Britain gallery in London in response to a 'Drag Queen Story Hour'

Right wing protesters clash with counter protesters outside the Tate Britain gallery in London in response to a ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’

The pop up event involves drag queen and activist Aida H Dee reading stories to children

The pop up event involves drag queen and activist Aida H Dee reading stories to children

In honor of LGBTQ history month Aida H Dee was booked to perform for children

In honor of LGBTQ history month Aida H Dee was booked to perform for children

Tate describes Dee on its website as an “ADHD, neurodivergent, queer hero of literature”

Tate describes Dee on its website as an ‘ADHD, neurodivergent, queer hero of literature’

Sab Samuel (pictured) — performing as his flamboyant alter ego 'Aida H Dee', a play on the neurological disorder ADHD

Sab Samuel (pictured) — performing as his flamboyant alter ego ‘Aida H Dee’, a play on the neurological disorder ADHD

In an open letter to the Tate’s board of trustees, Conservative party life peer Emma Nicholson described the event as both ‘propaganda’ and ‘nonsense on stilts.’

 Baroness Nicholson said: ‘Having adults read to children is a wonderful thing, of course, but why does it have to be a man pretending to be a woman?’ 

She signed the letter as the chair of Children and Women First, a parliamentary lobbying group advocating for children and women with a pointed focus on gender issues pertaining to trans people.

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