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West Berkshire protesters march in London

Group joined tens of thousands of fellow campaigners to show support for EU

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West Berkshire protesters march in London

A GROUP of pro-EU campaigners from Newbury joined tens of thousands of fellow protesters on the streets of London on Saturday for the Unite for Europe march.

More than 30 members from West Berkshire Stronger Together attended the mass event to show their discontent over the Government’s handling of the referendum result.

The march was timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which led to the creation of what is now the European Union.

Sarah Lowes, of West Berkshire Stronger Together, said: “We attended to celebrate this partnership of European nations and all the ways it has benefitted Britain, especially the foundation for peace and prosperity that it provided following the Second World War.

“The march also gave us the opportunity to pay our respects to the victims of the terror attack in Westminster on March 22.

“Many brought flowers, either to leave in Westminster or to give to the police officers on the route, to show our gratitude for all they do for us.”

Police estimate that up to 100,000 people attended the event to show their solidarity with Europe and air their concerns about the effect that a ‘hard’ Brexit will have locally and nationally.

The march came just days before Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 yesterday (Wednesday), thus beginning the process of Britain leaving the EU.

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  • EugeneStryker

    30/03/2017 - 16:04

    I think the vote for Brexit was misguided but I can in part understand why people voted to leave the EU. However, what I find unfathomable is the rhetoric from 'Leavers' that suggests that should the vote have gone the other way that they would have simply shrugged their shoulders and carried on. I very much suspect that the campaign to leave the EU would have carried on until they got their next chance. I think Brexit is going to be calamitous and leave Great Britain in a worse position, so I am not really inclined to 'just work together' with people who have brought this about.

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  • sayitasitis

    30/03/2017 - 14:02

    What are they actually trying to achieve? Bit of attention seeking? Getting recognised in the street? Getting ya mug on the internet/TV/in the paper? Democracy has spoken. Get a grip of yourselves and do something more worthwhile with your lives and move on eh.

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  • Tommy

    30/03/2017 - 13:01

    Same old faces !!

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  • Oldmoaner

    30/03/2017 - 12:12

    We will never be the United Kingdom all the time people cannot accept democracy, the nation has voted, it is happening and unless everyone and that means everyone stops trying to change it for their own personal reasons we will always be a split nation, let alone trying to agree with Europe and the rest of the world. So lets all just work together and make something that means Great Britain

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