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February 27, 2021

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Gays, lesbians and their supporters gathered at Lismore Court yesterday morning to protest a court case brought against two activists who chained themselves to a truck carrying a homophobic billboard that passed through the city in March on its way to Queensland ahead of that state’s elections.

Troy Dunn and Amber McBride (aka international performer Fanny Waterfalls) chained themselves onto the truck, driven by fundamentalist Christian Peter Madden, while he was asleep. Messages of gay love were also painted over the billboard. Police forcibly removed the pair and subsequently charged them over the incident.

But protest quickly turned to celebration yesterday as they were acquitted of all charges.

 


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