VIDEO - Brexit rally takes place between Derry and Donegal

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A rally against Brexit took place on the border crossing between Derry and Bridgend Co. Donegal on Saturday morning.

The rally, which was organised by Sinn Fein, saw a man dressed in a Gardai uniform stand in the middle of road; this was to give people a taste of what could come to pass when the British government officially takes the United Kingdom out of the European Union.

Once the U.K. leaves the E.U. the border between North and South will become a border between the U.K. and the E.U.

Sinn Fein election candidate for Foyle, Elisha McCallion, said her party viewed a return to a physical border between North and South as a “deepening concern”.

“Its very important that rallies such as today’s take place to highlight the implications that Brexit will have on places like Derry, Strabane and Donegal,” said Mrs. McCallion.

Approximately 100 people took part in the protest, all of whom held signs and placards.

The rally took place on the crossing between Derry and Bridgend, Co. Donegal on Saturday morning.

The rally took place on the crossing between Derry and Bridgend, Co. Donegal on Saturday morning.

“There is a growing sense of anger out there in our communities as people find out the implications it will have on their daily lives.

“In the years since the Good Friday Agreement, the border has become all but invisible.

“Brexit seriously threatens that important progress and risks inflicting significant hardship on border communities like Derry, Donegal and the wider economy and society.”

Mrs. McCallion added: “The very last thing we need to see is the re-emergence of border controls, customs posts and all the paraphernalia of Partition which had been banished with the peace process.

“There is a real and deepening concern now, right across the border region, as to how Brexit will impact on businesses, tourism and on people who cross the border on a daily basis for work and education.”