The London Whitehall road was blocked by hundreds of people on Saturday to protest Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of the British parliament.
The protesters gathered outside the gates of prime minister’s London residence at 10 Downing Street, they chanted words like “Boris Johnson, shame on you,” “Trump’s puppet, shame on you,” “Liar Johnson, shame on you.”
The protesters also rang a bell, blew whistles and beat a drum, PA
reported, adding that they carried placards and European Union flags.
A small crowd gathered in Belfast, more than 1,000 gathered in York
and 1,000 in Manchester, according to PA.
Organizers had been expecting hundreds of thousands of people to turn out in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Oxford, and York, among other cities,
and in Aberdeen and Glasgow in Scotland, as well as Belfast.
The anti-Brexit initiative “Another Europe Is Possible” had issued the
call to protest.
It was joined by, among others, the leader of the main opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour grassroots organization Momentum and environmental activists from the YouthStrike4Climate
Johnson on Wednesday successfully petitioned Queen Elizabeth II to prorogue or suspend, parliament in London from mid-September to mid-October, when he plans to submit his government programme in a new parliamentary session.
“The public outrage at Boris Johnson shutting down democracy has been
deafening,” Labour leader Corbyn tweeted on Friday. “People are right to take to the streets – and I encourage everyone to join the demonstrations in London and across the country tomorrow.”
Source: Yahoo News