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Arrest made after homophobic abuse shouted at Pride event

A woman in her late 30s has been arrested following a homophobic incident at a Pride event over the weekend.

A 38-year-old woman has been arrested in connection to homophobic abuse levelled at pride attendees last weekend. Footage emerged of a woman dressed in a niqab shouting “shame” and “despicable” at pride goers in Waltham Forest.

In the video, which has been seen over 3.6 millions times taken, she could be heard shouting, “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.

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“Shame on you, shame on all of you.

“Shame on you, you despicable people. Shame on you, you shameless people.

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Arrested under section 4a of the Public Order Act

The Metropolitan Police’s Waltham Forest Twitter account said on Monday: “Officers investigating footage circulating on social media of abuse directed at those taking part in a Pride event in Waltham Forest have arrested a 38-year-old woman under section 4a of the Public Order Act.

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She has been taken into custody at a north London police station.”

 

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