Birmingham City Council v Afsar and others

Injunction – Interim. The claimant local authority succeeded, to the extent indicated in the judgment, on its application for interim injunctions against the defendants, who were engaged in protests outside a primary school. The defendants, who were mainly of the Muslim faith, were opposed to pupils at the school being taught about certain matters relating to sexual behaviour, sexuality and gender. The Queen's Bench Division, in granting the injunctions in a modified form, held that the authority had demonstrated that it would probably succeed at a trial in showing a risk that, unless restrained, the defendants would cause protest or demonstration which was unlawful and actionable. It held that, on the facts, interim injunctions were appropriate.

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