Who is ringing that bell during news broadcasts?
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If you have been tuning into the rolling news you may have heard the sound of bells ringing throughout the broadcasts from London's College Green.https://twitter.com/BBCandrewkerr/status/1085221856221777923
Viewers of Sky News and the BBC News channel have voiced their frustration with the bell constantly ringing - with many wishing the protesters would stay quiet during the interviews.
But who is responsible?
According to social media the bell ringing is the sounds of pro-Brexit supporters who have been constantly ringing a 'Liberty Bell' each day outside the Houses of Parliament.
A 'Liberty Bell' is considered an iconic symbol of America's independence from Great Britain, and was first rung in 1776 to celebrate the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
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65-year-old Sally Smith, a Leave Means Leave supporter, travelled to Westminster from Shropshire with the bell.
One of the ringers - dressed in a 'Trump 2020 t-shirt and a 'Make America Great Again' hat - also bangs a drum as part of the protest.https://twitter.com/damiengayle/status/1085202239487205376
The use of a Trump supporter ringing a bell normally associated with America's independence appears to be another mixed message from the Brexiteers.https://twitter.com/snb19692/status/1085211696602497024
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