Security confront protesters who kiss on stage after they gatecrashed a Coalition for Marriage campaign launch in Melbourne, Saturday September 23 2017. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING
Security confront protesters who kiss on stage after they gatecrashed a Coalition for Marriage campaign launch in Melbourne, Saturday September 23 2017. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING

Women kiss on stage in protest at 'No' event

TWO female protesters stormed the stage of a Coalition for Marriage "vote no" rally last night, embracing in a kiss before being escorted away.

A video of the stage invasion in Melbourne was posted on Twitter by Australian Christian Lobby managing director Lyle Shelton, who was speaking at the time.

The woman are seen kissing on stage for more than 20 seconds. They are then pulled offstage by a man as they remained kissing before security guards intervened.

It is alleged the women made several attempts to enter the room and were heard chanting "burn churches not queers" and "crucify Christians".

The lobby group, which advocates for continuing to define marriage as being between a man and a woman, held the event in an attempt to convince people to vote no to marriage equality.

Mr Shelton posted the video online with this comment: "While Cella was speaking this just happened. The protester shouted 'fascists' into the microphone before this."

Earlier in the evening, he tweeted about a female protester rushing onto the stage while he was speaking.

"She violently resisted security as they escorted her off," he tweeted.

News Corp Australia


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