Demonstrations are expected across the country on Saturday over Boris Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament.
Tens of thousands of people have expressed interest on social media for “Stop the coup, defend democracy” protests across the UK on Saturday.
“We we can’t just rely on the courts or parliamentary process to save the day. We all have a duty to stand up and be counted,” Anti-Brexit campaign group Another Europe wrote online.
The group has organized over 30 demonstrations to take place in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Meanwhile, left-wing campaign group Momentum — which has also backed the nation-wide protests — has called on people to block roads and bridges in 10 major cities.
“This is an establishment coup by a tiny, privileged elite who have been eroding our democracy for decades. Real power doesn’t sit with the Queen or in Parliament. It’s with us, the people — and that’s why we need to take action,” Momentum’s National Coordinator, Laura Parker said in a statement.
“We’re expecting tens of thousands of us people to come against Johnson closing the doors on democracy. Our message to Johnson is this: if you steal our democracy, we’ll shut down the streets.”
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