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Police are compelled to accompany Drag Queen to somewhere safe and secure after nonconformists storm ‘story hour’ occasion at library for three to 11-year-olds and tell ‘woke’ guardians: ‘He’s likely showing their youngsters that there are 100 sexes’

Thames Valley Police were called to a protest of around 25 people outside a library in Abbey Square, Reading, at around 9.30am on Monday morning. The demonstrators claimed they had turned up to 'protect children' and shouted at 'woke' parents who are 'probably teaching their children that there are 100 genders' as they walked inside the ticket-only event. Drag Queen Story Hour UK is a project run by 27-year-old Sab Samuel who performs as Aida H Dee, wearing multicoloured sequinned outfits with a red wig and heavy make-up. Mr Samuel is touring Britain across the summer, with almost 70 events in 20 areas of the UK, including Bristol, Cornwall, Oxfordshire and Portsmouth. The group says the sessions 'teach inclusivity' and encourage children to 'get fabulous'.

Thames Valley Police were called to a protest of around 25 people outside a library in Abbey Square, Reading, at around 9.30am on Monday morning. The demonstrators claimed they had turned up to ‘protect children’ and shouted at ‘woke’ parents who are ‘probably teaching their children that there are 100 genders’ as they walked inside the ticket-only event. Drag Queen Story Hour UK is a project run by 27-year-old Sab Samuel who performs as Aida H Dee, wearing multicoloured sequinned outfits with a red wig and heavy make-up. Mr Samuel is touring Britain across the summer, with almost 70 events in 20 areas of the UK, including Bristol, Cornwall, Oxfordshire and Portsmouth. The group says the sessions ‘teach inclusivity’ and encourage children to ‘get fabulous’.

Police had to accompany a cross dresser to somewhere safe and secure after library fight Monday
Thames Valley Police were called to a dissent of around 25 individuals at 9:30am
Protesters raged a ‘Story Hour’ occasion run for three to 11-year-old kids
Outside library they yelled at ‘woke’ guardians as they strolled into tagged occasion
Police had to accompany a cross dresser to somewhere safe and secure after a gathering of protesters raged a ‘Story Hour’ occasion run for three to 11-year-old youngsters at a library.
Thames Valley Police were called to a dissent of around 25 individuals outside a library in Abbey Square, Reading, at around 9.30am on Monday morning.
The demonstrators guaranteed they had gone up to ‘safeguard kids’ and yelled at ‘woke’ guardians who are ‘presumably showing their youngsters that there are 100 sexes’ as they strolled inside the ticket-just occasion.
Cross dresser Story Hour UK is a venture shown to 27-year-old Sab Samuel who proceeds as Aida H Dee, wearing diverse sequinned outfits with a red hairpiece and weighty make-up.
Mr Samuel is visiting Britain across the mid year, with just about 70 occasions in 20 region of the UK, including Bristol, Cornwall, Oxfordshire and Portsmouth.
The gathering says the meetings ‘show inclusivity’ and urge youngsters to ‘get marvelous’.
Anyway the principal occasion in Reading constrained specialists to mediate and give Mr Samuel a police escort close to a mob van to the following story hour show in Tilehurst Library.

The tour involves drag queens dressing up and reading stories to children in libraries - with their bright costumes and personas designed to encourage children to 'get fabulous'. Pictured: Sab Samuel who performs as Aida H Dee

The tour involves drag queens dressing up and reading stories to children in libraries – with their bright costumes and personas designed to encourage children to ‘get fabulous’. Pictured: Sab Samuel who performs as Aida H Dee
Police were forced to escort a drag queen to safety after a group of protestors stormed a 'Story Hour' event run for three to 11-year-old children at a library. Pictured: 27-year-old Sab Samuel who performs as Aida H Dee

Police were forced to escort a drag queen to safety after a group of protesters stormed a ‘Story Hour’ event run for three to 11-year-old children at a library. Pictured: 27-year-old Sab Samuel who performs as Aida H Dee
Sab Samuel (left) who performs as Aida H Dee for children

Protestors were pictured outside the event holding signs
Drag Queen Story Hour UK is a project run by 27-year-old Sab Samuel (left) who performs as Aida H Dee for children from three to 11 however protestors (right) turned up at the ticket-only event on Monday

During a video taken by one protestor, a mother and her child could be seen walking into the event.

The protestor shouted: ‘I’m trying to protect you people from this’.

However, the mother replied to another protestor ‘I am thinking of my children’, as she walked inside.

A few moments later, the protestor could be heard saying:

‘You’re probably teaching kids that there’s 100 genders, there’s only two sexes, no man can be a woman. We’re here to protect children.’

Last week, parents voiced alarm over the ‘Story Hour’ events in public libraries for children being hosted by drag queens and block-booked tickets to stop them from going ahead.

Dozens of parents sent template letters produced by charity The Family Education Trust to libraries, saying classes are

‘highly inappropriate… given that the images of men dressed as women are highly sexualised’,

The Sunday Telegraph reported.

The letter stated: ‘Drag shows are adults-only entertainment and not suitable for school age children.

‘When we expose children to sexual material, we blur the boundaries between adults and children, exposing them to adult sexual concepts and we risk normalising the sexualisation of children.’

The Safe Schools Alliance campaign group added:

‘Drag queens entering children’s environments is an abuse of power.’

Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police
The first reading event in Reading forced authorities to intervene and give Mr Samuel a police escort next to a riot van to the next story hour show in Tilehurst Library

Drag Queen Story Hour UK claimed a ‘far-Right neo-Nazi group’ block-booked 2,000 tickets to try to prevent the tour from going ahead.

But, despite Monday’s protest, Mr Samuel said he was overwhelmed with support from residents who

‘came along and gave their support’.

He tweeted:

‘It was actually a really lovely day. Believe it or not, these protesters barely made a dent in how beautiful today was!’

Mr Samuel added: ‘The start of my UK Tour has been interesting, to say the least. I feel so loved by how many residents of Reading have reached out to stay that they either loved my show, or that they wished they came. Thank you for that support.

‘However please don’t let the stupid protestors stop you from attending the rest of the events across the country.

Thames Valley Police were called to a protest of around 25 people outside a library in Abbey Square, Reading, at around 9.30am on Monday morning

Thames Valley Police were called to a protest of around 25 people outside a library in Abbey Square, Reading, at around 9.30am on Monday morning

‘I promise you that we are more than prepared for these stupid people, and I can assure you my stories will be just as fabulous.’

Mr Samuel went on to say he found it ‘concerning’ that protestors were

‘sexualising’ a reading hour that uses ‘absolutely no sexual language’.

He told MaiOnline: ‘I find it concerning that these parent groups choose to sexualise situations that are not at all sexual. There is absolutely no sexual language during any of these shows nor are children exposed to sexual situations.

‘What is confusing is that these groups are attempting to create a sexual focus here where none exists by drawing attention to sex and sexuality.

‘These stories celebrate the diversity found among human beings, and the delivery of these stories is a celebration of communities who have been historically marginalized and have historically had their voices silenced.

‘To attempt to silence their voices here as well is regressive and to claim a person’s sole existence is sexual is insulting.’

A Reading Borough spokesperson told MailOnline they were ‘saddened’ by the protests who

‘do not respect parental choice’.

They added: ‘It is extremely disappointing that a small group attempted to disrupt story time. This was a ticketed event and all parents attending were aware of the nature of the performance. It is regretful that some people chose not to respect parental choice.

During a video taken by one protestor, a mother and her child could be seen walking into the event. The protestor shouted: 'I'm trying to protect you people from this'

During a video taken by one protestor, a mother and her child could be seen walking into the event. The protestor shouted: ‘I’m trying to protect you people from this’

‘The Council does not tolerate threats or abuse against our staff, members of the public or the entertainers we have invited to perform at our venues. We worked closely with the local police and our own security teams to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event.

‘Reading is a diverse community and our library service seeks to reflect and celebrate that by hosting and supporting a wide range of artists and audience experiences.

‘Drag Queen Story Hour UK is a well-established professional children’s entertainment provider. The sessions include stories and games and have a theme of accepting differences. We are pleased to say those who attended the performances have given positive feedback saying that the content is both entertaining and age-appropriate.’

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Officers monitored a protest outside Reading Library in Abbey Square, Reading, at around 9.30am on Monday (25/7).

‘No arrests were made.’

Drag Queen Story Hour UK has been contacted by the MailOnline.

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