Anorak News | Brexit marchers blow their own trumpets and ignore democracy

Brexit marchers blow their own trumpets and ignore democracy

by | 3rd, July 2016

Did you got on the March For Europe walk? If not, this is how the media followed the anti-Brexit love in.

Forbes: “0.01% Of British Population March In London Against Brexit”

Over 17 million people voted for  the UK to leave the European Union. There were the majority whose votes won the day for the Leave camp.

The BBC:

Thousands of people are marching through London to protest against the referendum decision to leave the EU. Demonstrators at the “March for Europe” rally, which was organised on social media, are holding placards saying “Bremain” and “We Love EU”.

Other placards were more sweary.

Politics Now has a video of what looks like one of the whitest marches of all time.



The Telegraph says “30000 people march through streets of London in Brexit protest”. The Sun agrees: it was 30,000 people.

The Mirror says it was 50,000.

The Mail says, “There were believed to be between 20,000 and 40,000 protesters taking part in the event”

The Guardian finds a few protestors:

Genevieve Parke, 34, who is seven months pregnant, marched carrying an EU flag with her two-year-old son Ernest, who was blowing his own crocodile-shaped trumpet…

“And if this isn’t big enough,” said Jonathan Shakhovskoy, who is with a marketing firm in the music industry, “we’ll do it again next week, and the week after. Normalise the mood, make it less ugly.”

“Un-Fuck My Future”, “No Brex Please, We’re British”, they read.

[Jarvis] Cocker, in a recorded a video message for the rally, held up a world map saying: “You cannot deny geography. The UK is in Europe.”

The European Union is a political construct. It is not Europe. Russia is in Europe. Discuss.

Mathilda Fell, 14, is marching with her parents. The budding human rights lawyer from London fears her dreams of studying at university in Belgium or Holland might be thwarted by an EU exit.

The working-class ignored of Sunderland and Birmingham must be gutted for Genevieve and Mathilde.

Russia Today counted the numbers: “More than 50,000 people were estimated to march through London Saturday in hope of pressuring politicians to keep Britain in the European Union.”

Sir Bob Geldof spoke from the stage and condemned far-right UKIP leader Nigel Farage, claiming he used and lied to those “who have been left behind” by the government to convince them to vote for Brexit out of protest last week.

“What they didn’t tell them was that the only way to stop unemployment and stop austerity is to grow an economy,” he said.

Geldof urged those who voted to stay in the EU to talk to their neighbors that voted leave and ask them why they want a Brexit.

“Don’t get angry, explain,” he said.

So much for democracy.

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