Brexit pro­test­ers hit the streets

The Myanmar Times - - World -

THOU­SANDS of Brexit pro­test­ers marched through Lon­don wav­ing Euro­pean flags and chant­ing “We love you EU” on July 2, as the queen urged calm fol­low­ing Bri­tain’s stun­ning vote to quit the bloc.

Demon­stra­tors shouted “Shame on you” as they walked past Down­ing Street, vent­ing their anger at out­go­ing Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron who called last month’s ref­er­en­dum to leave the EU.

Or­gan­is­ers said more than 40,000 took part in the march, where demon­stra­tors waved colour­ful ban­ners read­ing “Bre­verse”, “The Leave Cam­paign Lied” and “Never Gonna Give EU Up” – re­fer­ring to the 1980s pop hit by Rick Ast­ley.

In a move that sent world fi­nan­cial mar­kets crash­ing, Bri­tons on June 23 backed with­draw­ing from the 28-mem­ber EU, with many cit­ing im­mi­gra­tion con­cerns.

The nar­row vic­tory has trig­gered anger in Bri­tain among those who wanted to re­main. Over 4 mil­lion have signed a pe­ti­tion for an­other vote. –

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