Protesters in Brussels demand new Brexit vote

World | 9 Oct 2019 6:34 pm

A group of anti-Brexit activists have staged a protest at the European Commission’s headquarters in Brussels asking for the European Union to reject British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposals for his country’s planned exit from the bloc.

Amid anti-Brexit slogans and chants of “Stop Brexit!”, a few dozen protesters from Britain and Italy gathered in front of the Berlaymont building as talks continued between EU and British officials aimed at avoiding a no-deal Brexit.

Emmanuel Hemmings, a 45-year-old Briton from the West Midlands, told The Associated Press: “We expect the EU to say that Johnson’s proposals don’t make sense and should not be pursued. The whole thing is nonsense.”

The activists are calling for a second referendum on Brexit. Hemmings said “we represent more people than the original referendum, now we want a referendum on the actual reality.”-AP

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