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Protest against chicken restaurant to take place in Reading

Picture credited to Chick-fil-A

A protest against the opening of a chicken restaurant in Reading has been organised for this weekend.

Reading Pride will be holding the demo outside The Oracle at 11am on Saturday 19th October.

It's unhappy that Chick-fil-A has been given permission to open in the shopping centre.

Campaigners say the food outlet's ethos and moral stance go completely against their values.

The Chair of Reading Pride, Paul Britt, said,

“As a community organisation we listened to the community and they were very loud, and very clear that they do not want this organisation in Reading.

“The protest that has been organised is an appropriate and just response, and we hope that we can see the removal of this outlet from our town. We will welcome a company with a better track record of LGBT rights in its’ place.”

In response Chick-fil-A has told us it welcomes everyone - and it doesn't have a social or political agenda:

“We hope our guests in the U.K. will see that Chick-fil-A is a restaurant company focused on serving great food and hospitality, and does not have a social or political agenda. 

“We are represented by more than 145,000 people from different backgrounds and beliefs, and we welcome everyone.”

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