Protests in Brighton and Hove are nothing new but a breastfeeding flashmob was surely the most unusual the city has ever seen.
About 60 new mothers took part in a public display of breastfeeding at the Clock Tower today (December 15).
The event was called after mother Claire Jones-Hughes spoke publicly of receiving complaints about nursing her child in a café.
Following articles in The Argus the demonstration attracted dozens of mothers – and national attention.
Mrs Jones-Hughes is due to appear on ITV’s Daybreak programme tomorrow (Friday) to discuss her experience.
Mrs Jones-Hughes said: “Obviously it is something that mums feel very strongly about.”
The protest was called after Mrs Jones-Hughes, co-founder of www.brightonmums.com, was confronted by customers in Wai Kika Moo Kau, Kensington Gardens, Brighton.
She said they described her feeding her four-month-old daughter Callie as “unpleasant” and told her to use a towel.
The café’s management said it had no problem with discreet feeding.
See for more on this story see tomorrow's Argus.