NO ARRESTS have been made at a large gathering of protesters in a row about a drag queen book reading event.

Protests started from around 10am this morning outside the Jubilee Library in Jubilee Street, Brighton.

A small group of protesters, including Jeremy Corbyn’s brother Piers Corbyn, were met by hundreds of people protesting in solidarity of a drag queen doing a book read for children.

Aida H Dee has been reading their new book at the library and will also be appearing at Hove Library in Church Road at 1pm, as well as Woodingdean Library in Warren Road at 3pm.

The Argus: Sussex Police have been in attendance outside the Jubilee LibrarySussex Police have been in attendance outside the Jubilee Library

Sussex Police is aware of all three demonstrations.

A spokesman said: “Sussex Police is aware of a protest at an event outside Jubilee Library in Brighton and Hove, as well as the potential for further demonstrations at two other libraries this afternoon August 4.

“Officers are in attendance to ensure the safety of everybody involved and minimise disruption to the wider public.

The Argus: Protesters from both sidesProtesters from both sides

“We will remain in contact with the organisers of the events and protesters and continue to monitor the situation.

“No arrests have been made at this time.”

Protesters wearing shirts such as “keep drag away from children” can be seen in altercations with people standing in solidarity for drag queen Aida H Dee.

While other people can be seen with signs saying "fight for LGBT+ liberation".