Hundreds of black-clad fans of "emo" band My Chemical Romance are planning to march on the Daily Mail's headquarters in Kensington, London, to protest at what they see as an unjustified media attack on the group and its fans.
The fans, furious at a string of articles that they claim wrongly portray followers of the emo youth tribe as a "suicide cult", plan to stage a peaceful protest outside Northcliffe House on May 31.
Organisers said yesterday that they had already signed up 300 protesters and hoped to at least double that. They urged protesters to be polite and pick up their litter.
Likely outcome? Several image-spoiling cases of sunburn and a couple of sub-editors on their way to get a sandwich saying "ooh, look, Goths; bless."
Of course I could be wrong. Fond tales are still told in Northcliffe House of the time the Lesbian Avengers got all the way to the atrium, and Sir David English insisted on dyke-deflecting turnstiles being installed at the bottom of the escalators...