Anti-Brexit groups in turmoil over status of weekend March for Europe protest

Anti-Brexit groups in turmoil over status of weekend March for Europe protest

Plans for a pro-EU march have erupted into turmoil in the wake of the Westminster terror attack

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pro-EU campaigners have erupted in turmoil over the status of a long-planned march to protest Brexit over the weekend. 

Organisers of the March for Europe had planned to start in Park Lane and move to Westminster on Saturday March 25, just days before Prime Minister Theresa May officially begins exit negotiations from the European Union by triggering Article 50.

However the chaos witnessed in Westminster this week has cast uncertainty over the plans.

A group calling itself the European Movement, chaired by former Tory MP Stephen Dorrell, has told supporters to stay away because of the burden the march could impose upon police still working at the scene. 

This has prompted another group, Unite for Europe, to comment that the march will go ahead, with plans to move only if the police were still investigating in Westminster.

Consequently, the row has spilled over onto Twitter, with some also suggesting the European Movement's cancellation plea is 'fake news' and that accounts have been hacked.

 

@stephen_dorrell the march is on. People have bought train tickets, air fares & booked hotels. #uniteforeurope# MARCH TOMORROW pic.twitter.com/LCnEWD3mVe

— Stella (@starunited99) March 24, 2017

 

 

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