Originally posted on New Fathers 4 Justice:
New Fathers 4 Justice told Purple Knights entry cannot be in the procession.
Honiton and District Carnival is a family event and must not be used as a platform to promote political causes – that is the message the event’s organisers have for campaign groups after they were forced to tell New Fathers 4 Justice that they cannot take part in Saturday’s procession.
New Fathers 4 Justice had hoped to enter as Purple Knights with a Batmobile.
The news upset the would-be carnival participants.
Spokesman Pete Moore said: “Our supporters are not amused, especially as we have recently been accepted into Chard and Salisbury carnivals, and Wellington carnival last year, without any problem.
“Apparently we are too political, but I bet they have allowed people to dress as suffragettes in previous carnival processions.
“We are bitterly disappointed.”
Mr Moore said any appearance or prize money awarded to the Purple Knights…
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