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, 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.

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