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UK: Anti-Brexit rally held in Leeds on third anniv. of EU referendum 02:49

UK: Anti-Brexit rally held in Leeds on third anniv. of EU referendum

United Kingdom, Leeds
June 22, 2019 at 18:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 1,000 people from across the north of England joined an anti-Brexit rally in Leeds on Saturday, to mark the three-year anniversary of the EU referendum and show support for a second vote, or a "People's Vote."

Among the speakers were celebrities including ex-England footballer John Barnes, World Champion athlete Steve Cram, former campaign manager of ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, former minister and now leader of Change UK Anna Soubry, and Labour MP Hilary Benn.

"There are choices that we have to make, our nation is divided as to what those choices should be. Parliament is deadlocked and there is no mandate for no deal," said Benn while addressing the audience on stage..

"Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, if you are listening today, we in Leeds are saying to you there is no mandate for no deal and no majority in Parliament for it and we will not let you impose that on our country", he added.

The rally was organised by People's Vote, the same group which drew around one million people on to the streets of central London in a massive protest on March 23 to demand a second vote on whether the UK should leave the EU.

Saturday's event was the first in a series of 15 nationwide rallies for a second referendum planned throughout 2019.

UK: Anti-Brexit rally held in Leeds on third anniv. of EU referendum 02:49
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Over 1,000 people from across the north of England joined an anti-Brexit rally in Leeds on Saturday, to mark the three-year anniversary of the EU referendum and show support for a second vote, or a "People's Vote."

Among the speakers were celebrities including ex-England footballer John Barnes, World Champion athlete Steve Cram, former campaign manager of ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, former minister and now leader of Change UK Anna Soubry, and Labour MP Hilary Benn.

"There are choices that we have to make, our nation is divided as to what those choices should be. Parliament is deadlocked and there is no mandate for no deal," said Benn while addressing the audience on stage..

"Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, if you are listening today, we in Leeds are saying to you there is no mandate for no deal and no majority in Parliament for it and we will not let you impose that on our country", he added.

The rally was organised by People's Vote, the same group which drew around one million people on to the streets of central London in a massive protest on March 23 to demand a second vote on whether the UK should leave the EU.

Saturday's event was the first in a series of 15 nationwide rallies for a second referendum planned throughout 2019.