‘Stop Brexit’ protester escorted away from TV cameras by police

PUBLISHED: 16:55 11 December 2018 | UPDATED: 18:17 11 December 2018

Steve Bray is escorted away from College Green. Photograph: BBC.

Steve Bray is escorted away from College Green. Photograph: BBC.

Archant

Anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray has been moved away from College Green by police.

Become a Supporter

Almost four years after its creation The New European goes from strength to strength across print and online, offering a pro-European perspective on Brexit and reporting on the political response to the coronavirus outbreak, climate change and international politics. But we can only continue to grow with your support.

Bray has become well known as the “Stop Brexit” protester for appearing behind television presenters for weeks campaigning against Brexit and calling for a People’s Vote.

He has been notable for his shouting and making use of EU flags and signs to get his message across.

The BBC even went to great lengths to block the protester out of their shots - by building a raised platform. As a result Bray returned with signs and flags on extended poles to continue to be seen.

MORE: ‘EU legislation at work!’ Tommy Robinson supporter tries to burn EU flag... and fails

MORE: Subscribe to The New European for 26 weeks at just £30 - save £75!

MORE: May gets unexpected response from Commons on delivering Brexit

Now, however, the police appear to have decided to move Bray on away from College Green and out of the picture of the major broadcasters’ coverage.

Speaking to the BBC as he was being moved on, he said: “I’m not being taken away, I’m just being escorted off.”

A policeman also presented in the video told the BBC: “He’s not being escorted - he’s been asked to leave and he’s leaving on his own accord.”

Become a Supporter

Almost four years after its creation The New European goes from strength to strength across print and online, offering a pro-European perspective on Brexit and reporting on the political response to the coronavirus outbreak, climate change and international politics. But we can only rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press with your support. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

Become a supporter

You've seen the news, now discover the story

The New European is committed to providing in-depth analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as celebrating European life.

Try 13 weeks for £20

Latest Articles

Most Read

latest issue

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Find your nearest pro-European campaigning activities, talks, protests and events nationwide.