Live updates as Leeds For Europe hold flash protest against Boris Johnson in Leeds city centre

Protest group Leeds For Europe has unveiled plans to hold a protest at 5.30pm in Leeds' City Square.

Thursday, 29th August 2019, 1:50 pm
Leeds For Europe will protest in Leeds today

The Prime Minister has revealed plans to prorogue Parliament from mid-September after news broke that around 160 MPs are planning to band together to block any possible no-deal Brexit from being pushed through.

Cynics have labelled the plans to prorogue Parliament as a bid to railroad through a no-deal Brexit by reducing the amount of time MPs have to block the plans.

A spokesman for Leeds For Europe said: "This is an emergency! Parliament is being shut down by a Prime Minister who wants to bypass it to force through #Brexit.

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"Join the resistance now. Flash protest in City Square #Leeds 5.30pm Thursday."

It is not clear whether the group will march, or stay static at Leeds Square - a march may mean delays to traffic and buses in city centre streets.

The UK is set to leave the European Union on October 31.

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The protest comes weeks after Excinction Rebellion blocked off Victoria Bridge for five days, causing traffic chaos in a bid to draw attention to environmental issues.