Pro-EU 'Brexit Isn't Working' protest planned in the Headrow in Leeds city centre

Campaigners will be holding a pro-EU anti-Brexit protest in Leeds city centre this week.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 4:45 am
Leeds for Europe campaigners in City Square on 5 December 2020. Photo: Leeds for Europe campaigners.
Leeds for Europe campaigners in City Square on 5 December 2020. Photo: Leeds for Europe campaigners.

The 'Brexit Isn't Working' demonstration will be held at 4pm outside Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, on Thursday, June 24.

It has been organised by the Leeds for Europe group, which was founded in January 2017 as a response to the EU Referendum of 2016.

Other pro-EU groups are also expected to protest elsewhere in the country this week, as it is the fifth anniversary of the referendum result.

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It is one of several protests that anti-Brexit groups are expected to mount nationally throughout the UK this week.

Richard Wilson, Chair of Leeds for Europe, said: “It was a disappointment when the Government announced lockdown restrictions would still be in place this week.

"So, we’ll continue to social distance and wear masks where appropriate.

“But that doesn’t mean we have to be silent on the damage Brexit is doing to our country or to stop demanding that our damaged relations with our European allies and neighbours are repaired.

“Whichever way you look at it, Brexit isn’t working. Anyone who agrees with us is welcome to join us on Thursday.

"Even those who may have voted Leave in 2016 have as much reason as anyone to be angry.

This disaster is nothing like what the likes of Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings were promising them five years ago.”