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Brighton ban Buju

Brighton council have outlawed music inciting hatred towards minorities in pubs and clubs.

This comes in the wake of last year’s cancellation of a Buju Banton concert whose song Boom Bye Bye promotes the killing of homosexuals. Councillor Dee Simson, chairwoman of the council’s licensing committee, said:

“It will be used in really extreme cases to stop the playing of what’s loosely termed murder music…”We have a large gay and lesbian community in Brighton and Hove and we want to protect people from facing such hatred. “I’m a firm believer in freedom of speech but I’m against the incitement of hatred against minorities.”