Mon, 04 Jul 2016
An anti-Brexit rally will take place in Newbury on Saturday.
The show of solidarity for the failed Stronger In campaign will begin at noon and comes two weeks after the country voted to leave the EU in an historic referendum.
West Berkshire, however, voted to remain a member with 52 per cent of the local electorate in support.
Co-ordinator of the march and founder of West Berks Action for Refugees Lindsey Middlemiss said: “On June 23 the people of West Berkshire voted to remain in the EU while the country as a whole voted to leave.
“The Prime Minster David Cameron resigned. It then became apparent that the official leave campaign had no plan for how to act on the referendum result and they backtracked on one after another their campaign pledges.
“Scotland and Northern Ireland started making moves towards independence if the UK leaves the EU.
“Multinational companies, including local mega-employer Vodafone have since announced that they may be moving their HQ out of the UK, if the UK leaves the European Single Market.
“Racism and hate crimes are on the rise.
“This rally is to demonstrate how much this all matters to the people of West Berkshire.”
The rally is planned to begin at the Newbury’s clock house at 12pm before moving on to Market Place. Participants are then invited to join together for a picnic at Victoria Park.