Major anti- Brexit protests planned for Derry - Donegal border crossing

Border Communities Against Brexit are planning a major border demonstrations campaign tomorrow night in advance of a critical EU Council summit.

Tuesday, 15th October 2019, 9:10 am
Representatives from the Border Communities Against Brexit group pictured at a previous protest on the Derry-Donegal border.

The summit will be the last such meeting before the British Government says it will leave the European Union, “dragging the North of Ireland with it against the democratic wishes of the majority of the population”, organisers said.

Dermot O’Hara, Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) spokesperson, said: “On Wednesday we are asking people to come out to one of the main border crossings – Bridgend, Killea or Muff at 8pm to show their anger at a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, and to light a beacon, torch or some other form light to show our implacable opposition to being dragged out of the EU.

“Everyone will be affected by Brexit including students and universities, community workers and community services, trade unionists and working conditions, cross border workers, people with disabilities who will lose some of their rights and business people.

“We want people to make their own ‘location sign’, poster, banner or flag and to send pictures and videos to @BCAB4EU with the hashtag #NoBorisBorder and also tag Border Communities Against Brexit on Facebook, let’s break the internet.

“This will allow for the extent of the protests to be seen all around the world and in Brussels, Dublin and London.”

Representatives of BCAB will be in Brussels for the EU Council meeting, to lobby and explain their determination to resist the imposition of any border infrastructure.

“Already, a number of local councils have agreed to light up their public buildings in yellow in solidarity with the aims of Border Communities Against Brexit and the local council offices will also be lit up,” Mr O’Hara said.