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EAGLE EYE
04-15-2011, 08:15 PM
AHHAHHHAHHAHHHAhahahaha


Hundreds of people gathered at the John Snow pub on Broadwich Street, Soho
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A mass same-sex "kiss-in" has been staged outside a pub in central London where two men said they were ejected on Wednesday for kissing each other.
Hundreds of people gathered at the John Snow pub on Broadwich Street, Soho.
The men in question, James Bull and Jonathan Williams, attended the protest and held hands outside the building.
But Daniel Griffiths, ex-president of the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations, said if they did not like the house rules, "don't use the pub".
Earlier Thomas Paget, the licence holder of the pub, had refused to comment on the row.
Asked whether the venue - which closed early on Friday - had been the victim of a "misunderstanding", Mr Paget said: "I don't have anything to say."
Samuel Smith's brewery, which owns the venue, has also not commented.
'Gone viral' Mr Williams said the turnout had been "absolutely amazing".
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Andy Dangerfield BBC News, London
The plan was simple: don't talk just kiss.
Minutes beforehand, crowds began to gather in their hundreds.
It was a cheerful atmosphere, lips nervously poised, and after a countdown the kissing began.
It was brief, far from obscene and met with cheers of approval from onlookers.
A rainbow flag was raised above the pub, as Jonathan and James (above) appeared at the door - but this time they chose not to kiss.

"I think the landlord has to reconsider his position," he told BBC London.
"I think the landlord should realise that you can't do this kind of thing in Soho, because obviously people will react.
"Not just because it's wrong, but because people realise it's not acceptable any more."
Asked whether it could have been any kissing couple who were ejected, and not just two men, Mr Williams replied: "Show me a straight couple that has been kicked out. I would gladly reconsider my position."
The pub had shut at about 1600 BST, and Richard Lally, 26, of Clapham, south London, said "people started piling out".
"The doors were then locked," he added.
"You wouldn't think in Soho, this kind of thing would happen."
Friday evening's protest was planned on the social-networking website Facebook and had "gone viral", protest organiser Paul Shetler said.
"It seemed rather than us just sort of accepting that we should be hiding away from a place like this, we should just go there instead and have a massive kiss-in."
The Metropolitan Police is investigating Wednesday's incident.

EAGLE EYE
04-15-2011, 08:20 PM
Why are London pubs so anti-hetero?

That's my biggest question.

TSA
04-15-2011, 08:36 PM
it seems they're desperate to fill the void left by the closing of the Cock Tavern.

beautifulrock
04-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Which one is Snagglepuss?

Dokuro
04-15-2011, 09:51 PM
clever protest reminds me of
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although i really hate michael moore and everything that those church goers said was in the bible and true to the bible

SKAMPOE
04-15-2011, 10:35 PM
both those querrie fairys look like dicky

Art Vandelay
04-16-2011, 11:14 AM
clever protest reminds me of
Ra_fAYl4Th4
although i really hate michael moore and everything that those church goers said was in the bible and true to the bible

haha. i like where the fat lady said, who do you think i am, carry carpenter? and they were like not really