People protest outside Brunei-owned London hotel

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Hundreds gathered outside Brunei-owned The Dorchester hotel in London. Campaigners surrounded the five-star complex in Mayfair, at one point breaching barriers put up outside the hotel and storming onto the building’s steps. The protests were organized by the British LGBT+ campaigners- The Peter Tatchell Foundation and Benali Hadamache, co-chair of The Green Party’s LGBT+ arm, LGBTIQA+ Greens – and supported by the celebrities, who urged to protest outside all of the Brunei-owned hotels. The protesters chanted LGBT slogans and urged to end homophobia in the world right now. “We are urging countries worldwide to suspend diplomatic, economic and military relations with Brunei and to threaten boycotts, sanctions and disinvestments if these extremist Sharia punishments are not revoked,” said Peter Tatchell. The Brunei Investment Agency—a government-owned corporation—possesses the hotels, which also include Plaza Athénée (Paris), Hotel Meurice (Paris), Principe di Savoia (Milan), Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles), Coworth Park (Ascot), and 45 Park Lane (London).

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