ANGRY protesters blasted the BBC office over its coverage of the New Zealand terror attacks.

Brighton and Hove Stand Up to Racism gathered outside the BBC Sussex offices on Queens Road in Brighton, holding signs and shouting slogans.

A BBC Newsnight broadcast on the day of the shooting, in which 50 Muslim worshippers were shot dead, contained an interview with the leader of far-right Generation Identity UK.

Organiser Arron Evans said giving the group a platform was “insensitive” and claimed his views weren’t challenged.

He said: “To give them a platform on the day of the an attack that killed 50 Muslims is insensitive. He used talking points that drove the killer to do what he did.

“He wasn’t even challenged. He talked of the “incident” in New Zealand. He said that it was caused by immigration.

“Generation Identity has been banned from Facebook for hate speech but the BBC still gave them a platform.

“I have Muslim family members, coworkers, and friends. We are here to show solidarity with them.”

Mr Evans said allowing groups like Generation Identity to have a voice causes fear in Muslim communities and could provoke racist attacks.

He added: “Just this week we’ve had two vigils in Brighton in solidarity with Muslims. People in the mosques are scared

“Brighton isn’t immune to it. We had the South Korean student who had her teeth knocked out down the road.”

When asked if his group’s demands went against the concept of free speech, Mr Evans said organisations like Generation Identity are too dangerous not to be challenged.

He said: “These groups are widely funded and well-organised. We think there is a real naivety about them. It’s not a nice liberal debate.

“Reporters have talked about Theresa May’s speech causing MPs harm, so they understand the power of words. But they do not extend that understanding.”