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UK: Protesters urge US voters against getting ‘Brexited’ in upcoming elections02:38

UK: Protesters urge US voters against getting ‘Brexited’ in upcoming elections

United Kingdom, London
November 3, 2016 at 17:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 30 people protested in Parliament Square, London on Thursday, urging American citizens to vote in the upcoming US presidential elections.

Organised by Avaaz, the protesters gathered to remind US citizens of the consequences of not voting. Meredith Alexander, the campaign director for Avaaz, compared the US elections to Brexit in the UK, where afterwards “young people especially really regretted” not voting.

The protesters held up signs saying "USA, don't get Brexited! Vote!" while they chanted "London calling, Brexit warning" and "Don't forget it, vote or regret it." One of the activists, Zaharan Sofi, stated her participation in the event was caused by her fears of Republican candidate Donald Trump, stating he “is a threat to everybody's rights across the world."

On November 8 US citizens will vote on who the 45th president of the United States will be: Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump. Recent polls suggest that Clinton is currently the favourite to win the election, though in many polls her lead is within the margin of error.

UK: Protesters urge US voters against getting ‘Brexited’ in upcoming elections02:38
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Around 30 people protested in Parliament Square, London on Thursday, urging American citizens to vote in the upcoming US presidential elections.

Organised by Avaaz, the protesters gathered to remind US citizens of the consequences of not voting. Meredith Alexander, the campaign director for Avaaz, compared the US elections to Brexit in the UK, where afterwards “young people especially really regretted” not voting.

The protesters held up signs saying "USA, don't get Brexited! Vote!" while they chanted "London calling, Brexit warning" and "Don't forget it, vote or regret it." One of the activists, Zaharan Sofi, stated her participation in the event was caused by her fears of Republican candidate Donald Trump, stating he “is a threat to everybody's rights across the world."

On November 8 US citizens will vote on who the 45th president of the United States will be: Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump. Recent polls suggest that Clinton is currently the favourite to win the election, though in many polls her lead is within the margin of error.

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