Call to support Day of Action on the border tomorrow

Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson has called on as many people as possible to support tomorrow's Day of Action organised by campaign group, Border Communities Against Brexit.

Friday, 7th October 2016, 10:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 6:24 pm
Martina Anderson addressing the European Parliament.

Two protests will be held locally at Bridgend and at Lifford Bridge at 3.00 pm.

Ms Anderson, who has expressed concerns over Brexit at the European Parliament in Brussels, said: “I have travelled throughout Ireland meeting people since the aftermath of the recent EU Referendum and it is clear there is widespread concern at its potential impact. In border areas in particular, people are very worried about the British Government’s plans to drag us out of Europe against our democratically expressed position to remain.”

Representatives of businesses, trade unions, charities, disability advocacy organisations, community groups and others have come together to form Border Communities Against Brexit.

The two local rallies will be among six tomorrow right along the border, with those gathering calling the majority vote in the north to remain within the European Union to be respected.

“Any strengthening of the border would be a backward step which would have a hugely negative impact on our communities,” Ms Anderson said, adding: “Sinn Fein is supporting this day of action and I am calling on as many people as possible to come along and take part on Saturday at 3pm to send a message that we don’t want to see an EU border in Ireland.”