Farage: Small crowd at 'Save Brexit' rally represented 'millions'

PUBLISHED: 11:28 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:38 22 October 2018

People's Vote March protesters vs Nigel Farage's welcome to Harrogate

People's Vote March protesters vs Nigel Farage's welcome to Harrogate


While 700,000 people marched for a People's Vote in London - an embarrassingly small number of people greeted Nigel Farage in Harrogate.

The former UKIP leader was the main attraction at the latest Leave Means Leave rally aiming to ‘save Brexit’ and to put an end to the prime minister’s Chequers plan.

The event took place at the same time as the People’s Vote march where almost three quarters of a million people protested in the streets of London – the second largest political protest of the century.

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A report on Sky News – which has been widely shared on social media – demonstrated the differences in protests as the channel alternated between coverage from Harrogate and central London.

There Farage was greeted by just a small number of people celebrating his arrival, with just 1,200 attending the actual event.

Farage defended the Harrogate event saying that despite the small turnout, they represented “millions” who were watching online. At the time just 190 were watching on Twitter with 12,000 views on Facebook.

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Some criticised the major news channels for not revealing the figure of the counter-protest in Harrogate so that viewers could compare the difference.

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