Brexit latest news – Where are the #StopTheCoup protests happening in the UK?

Brexit latest news – Where are the #StopTheCoup protests happening in the UK?

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THOUSANDS are taking part in Stop The Coup protests across the country to defy Boris John’s plans to prorogue Parliament to get Brexit through.

At least 32 planned protests took place on August 31 organised by anti-Brexit group Another Europe Is Possible. Here’s what we know.

Demonstration at Grey?s Monument to stop Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament and push through a ‘no deal’ Brexit
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Where are the #StopTheCoup protests happening?

About 2,000 people gathered outside his office in Downing Street, chanting: “Liar Johnson, shame on you!”

A sign read: “#StopTheCoup. Defend our Democracy. Save our future.”

Protesters gathered outside Oxford University’s Balliol College, which was attended by Mr Johnson, to express their displeasure about his handling of Brexit.

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott addressed the London protesters from a stage near Downing Street.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 protesters gathered in cities including York, Manchester and Newcastle.

Protests were also taking place in cities including Birmingham, Liverpool, Swansea, Leeds, Belfast and Aberdeen.

A further rally will take place on Tuesday in the city, which has been organised by the Bristol People’s Assembly.


What has been said in response to the protests?

Jeremy Corbyn has told Boris Johnson: “No way, it’s our Parliament.”

He added: “Demonstrations are taking place everywhere because people are angered and outraged about what is happening.

“Angered that the Government and a Prime Minister elected by 93,000 members of the Tory party is trying to hijack the needs, aims and aspirations of 65 million people.

“Well think on, Boris, it’s not on and we’re not having it.

“Fundamentally this is an issue of democracy.”

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a thumbs up as he attends to address a protest against the government’s move to suspend parliament
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Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott addressed the London protesters from a stage near Downing Street.

She told the crowds: “We cannot allow Boris Johnson to shut down Parliament and to shut down the voice of ordinary British people.”

After speaking at a demonstration in her Brighton constituency, former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas thanked those who turned out to protest, adding: “This is what democracy looks like.”

 

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