Protests send SOS messages to Europe over Brexit
PUBLISHED: 12:10 04 April 2019 | UPDATED: 12:15 04 April 2019
A series of protests have taken place on the south coast to send an SOS message across the English Channel in protest against Brexit.
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More than 400 people gathered on cliffs near Brighton at the weekend to send an SOS signal in the direction of continental Europe.
The stunt was a “large scale, pro-EU, human artwork”, according to a statement issued by the organiser, Bristol-based artist Dunkan McKellar.
“The group successfully created a symbolic SOS call to the rest of Europe, to show the strength of the British pro-EU community in the face of Brexit chaos,” the statement added.
It took place on the cliffs at Saltdean on the south coast.
The crowd spread out to form a long line along the coast, facing out across the sea.
It followed worked on another artwork which saw people line a 1km stretch of the border between Mexico and the US.
Participants wore a mirrored mask which reflected the sun’s rays.
“The masks caught the sun and together they created a dazzling ray of hope crossing the border wall,” the statement added.
Seperately the Led By Donkeys campaign have beamed a huge “SOS” message onto the White Cliffs of Dover.
The giant projection onto the cliffs calls for a Brexit extension and a confirmation vote.
The 50m x 75m projection was targeted at European Union leaders over the on-going Brexit situation.
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