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Labour councillor suspended after branding naked Pride marchers ‘paedophiles’

Labour councillor suspended after branding naked Pride marchers ‘paedophiles’

Agnes Chambre

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A Labour councillor has been suspended from the party after she branded naked Pride marchers “paedophiles”.

In a series of tweets, Chika Amadi, an evangelical Christian pastor, said those marching naked in front of children was "nothing but paedophilia being labelled liberalism".

The Harrow councillor, who was subsequently criticised as "homophobic" by a Tory MP, also branded the act "evil".

Ms Amadi added: "If you dare walk naked in front of my child God will give you terrible assignment that will put you to perpetual sleep. Be warned".

She made the comments as she shared a fake news story about marchers "traumatising" little girls with nudity.

The story was first published on anti-LGBT Christian website LifeSiteNews, along with a misleading viral photo from seven years ago.

Commenting on the article, Cllr Amadi wrote: "Nothing but paedophilia being labelled liberalism adults polluting children with their senselessness."

And when accused of homophobia, she suggested that those challenging her were “evil” and “expired people”.

She then warned one LGBT campaigner: “You did not vote me in and you cannot remove me. Keep your mouth where your money is. Keep busy and stop nosing around.”

A Labour Party spokesperson said: “Chika Amadi has been suspended from the Labour Party pending an investigation.”

Tory MP Margot James had earlier urged the Labour hierarchy to withdraw the whip to “reflect the seriousness” of Ms Amadi’s comments.

“These homophobic comments by a sitting Labour Councillor are completely unacceptable and wrong,” she said.

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