On Saturday outside of a Drag Queen Story Hour performance for young children at the London Tate Britain museum, radicals on the far-left Antifa engaged in violence with demonstrators.
Leftist counter-protesters and others protesting against a Drag Queen Story Hour presentation for small children hosted by the famed “Aida H Dee,” who was an autistic biological man born as Sab Samuel, at the Tate Britain museum in Central London, resulted in at least one arrest.
The Daily Telegraph in London reported that demonstrators brandished signs reading, “Leave our kids alone” and “Kids don’t belong in drag performances.”
“Many of us here are local parents, caregivers, and grandparents,” one female protestor told the broadsheet. “Drag Queen Story Time worries us, so we’ve written to the Tate to beg them to stop it.”
“We believe Aida H. Dee is unsuitable for kids on a sexual level.”
As militant Antifa members and activists from the Socialist Workers Party, Stand Up to Racism, and the Transgender Action Block converged on the demonstration against the kid’s drag presentation, fights broke out. At least one person was detained by London police, and finally, a barricade was built to let supporters join the drag show.
Antifa social media sites offered leftist counter-protesters advice on how to hide their identities, with one London-based organization advising: “Mask yourself, and stay with your gang,” claims experienced Antifa observer Andy Ngo.
Aida H asserted that the performance, which took place in front of young children, went “swimmingly” in spite of the objection.
Drag Queen Story Hour UK offers “fun and engaging kids performances with stunning and brilliant drag performers,” according to its website.
“Drag Queen Story Hour UK wants to demonstrate that being unique is not a negative thing, and that by giving young people inspiring role models, we can change the world one book at a time!”
In Britain, opposition to sexualized LGBT-themed children’s performances has grown. For instance, last year’s “Family Sex Show,” which was slated to use naked performers to teach children as young as five years old about “queerness” and masturbation, was effectively canceled as a result of a strong outcry and the accompanying pressure campaign.
However, it has become commonplace in the nation to expose kids to more sexualized content. In one disturbing instance, Breitbart London revealed that a Labour-run council had entertained youngsters at a local library’s “Summer Reading Challenge” by providing a performer costumed as a rainbow monkey with a gigantic dildo strap-on.
The local government was once more compelled to sever relations with the LGBT carnival group that was in charge of the show as a result of strong opposition.
A representative for the Tate museum defended the choice to host Drag Queen Story Hour by saying, “We don’t really program artists in order to encourage certain points of view or to even reconcile divergent points of view.”
“Visitors are able to pick which parts of our galleries’ extensive program they want to interact with.”