Representatives of the UFO-related Raelian movement gathered in Taylor Square on Saturday to protest against their exclusion from this year’s Mardi Gras parade.

More than 20 members of the Raelian movement erected posters proclaiming “No god, no guilt”, “Debaptise yourself from your homophobic religion” and “Raelian gays not welcomed by Mardi Gras”.

At 3pm performance artist and Raelian spokesperson Luke Roberts arrived, dressed as Pope Alice in papal robes, an alien face mask and red sequined slippers. A

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