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Belgium: Expats and locals mourn Brexit in EU capital01:39

Belgium: Expats and locals mourn Brexit in EU capital

Belgium, Brussels
January 30, 2020 at 20:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

Opponents of Brexit living in Brussels united to mourn the United Kingdom's imminent departure from the European Union on Thursday evening.

Expats attended a rally in Place Luxembourg, the headquarters of the European Parliament, before congregating in the Belgian capital's iconic Grand Place for the 'Rally to Remain'. The square was lit up in the colours of the UK to mark the event.

Many people brought along both Union Jacks and EU flags and even the Manneken Pis, the world-famous pissing statue, was dressed in British attire.

The UK is due to leave the EU at 23:00 (GMT) on Friday, January 31.

Belgium: Expats and locals mourn Brexit in EU capital01:39
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Opponents of Brexit living in Brussels united to mourn the United Kingdom's imminent departure from the European Union on Thursday evening.

Expats attended a rally in Place Luxembourg, the headquarters of the European Parliament, before congregating in the Belgian capital's iconic Grand Place for the 'Rally to Remain'. The square was lit up in the colours of the UK to mark the event.

Many people brought along both Union Jacks and EU flags and even the Manneken Pis, the world-famous pissing statue, was dressed in British attire.

The UK is due to leave the EU at 23:00 (GMT) on Friday, January 31.

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