Anti-Brexit protesters to take to the streets of Bristol
PUBLISHED: 13:08 09 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:56 09 August 2018
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A weekend of action is set to take place in Bristol with a ‘clean graffiti’ art protest providing one of the highlights.
On Friday 10th August shoppers walking through the city centre of Bristol - the hometown of street artist Banksy - will be greeted by an artistic protest inviting local people to stand up against Brexit.
All of the graffiti will be politically inspired in a bid to create a conversation around the anti-Brexit movement.
The project is being coordinated by Our Future, Our Choice (OFOC), the largest youth group campaigning for a People’s Vote.
The event will culminate at Corn Street in the city centre at 1.30pm.
Meanwhile on Saturday 11th August the first local People’s Vote rally will take place – with many more organised over the coming weeks across the UK.
It follows the march in London which saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets calling for a final say on the Brexit deal.
The event will take place at Colston Hall from 12.30pm with hundreds expected to fill the building to hear more about the campaign.
Speakers from across the political divide will address the crowds, including Lib Dem leader Vince Cable, Tory MP Sarah Wollaston, Labour MP Stephen Doughty and Green MEP Molly Scott Cato.
OFOC co-founder and chief spokesperson Femi Oluwole said: “Our Future, Our Choice will be offering a focal point for Bristol young people and locals to come together and discuss their concerns about what is becoming an increasingly dangerous Blind Brexit.
“We hope our clean graffiti will prove to the nation that the people of Bristol are not willing to sit back and watch our nation be hijacked.”
Activist Lara Spirit added: “Bristol’s young people are going onto the streets to engage with their community. This is a movement about unifying the nation in the face of great social division, and young people are the instrument of that unification.
“We are here to demonstrate that there is a space for people of all ages to come together and express their desire for a People’s Vote in our campaign.”
• Tickets for the South West People’s Vote Rally can be reserved on the Eventbrite website.
• Find out more about the anti-Brexit events in your area on The New European website.