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Blundertime : Students held a “big kiss” protest at a Sainsbury’s in Brighton after two women were asked to leave the store for kissing

When a female student was thrown out of a Sainsbury’s in Brighton for kissing her girlfriend, her university rallied around her. Wednesday evening, hundreds of protestors joined a kiss-in to demand tolerance, embracing under rainbow umbrellas and holding homemade signs.

A security guard asked Annabelle Paige, 22, a student at the University of Sussex, to leave Sainsbury’s after she gave her partner a “slight peck on the cheek,” according to the Guardian. A fellow customer had complained to the security guard that the “disgusting” kiss made her concerned for the safety of her child.

“That word, disgusting, it really resonated and shook me,” Paige told the Guardian. In an op-ed, University of Sussex communications officer Michael Segalov wrote that there would have been no objection to a man and woman kissing in the same way.