The protest movement over advertising company Adshel’s decision to listen to a handful of homophobes and remove a safe sex poster from Brisbane’s streets is intensifying – this lunchtime a small rally gathered outside its office as Adshel’s staff watched from the upstairs windows.
Cameras rolled as around twenty people, holding up the now-famous campaign posters, chanted “Equal love, equal rights, equal people,” in a peaceful challenge to the knee-jerking advertisement promoters.
“Great turnout for such short notice,” says our contact at the scene in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
“Adshel staff peered on from upstairs but did not front the crowd.”
A couple of police officers also looked on, but the rally concluded without drama.
Here’s some brief footage from the protest:
Meanwhile online, over 20,000 people have now joined the Homophobia – NOT HERE – Adshel Caves to Homophobic Pressure Facebook page, while comments under mainstream media news stories overwhelmingly disagree with Adshel’s decision to remove the posters from Brisbane’s bustops.