March To Leave descends on Westminster as Met police deny UKIP water cannon claims

Mail Online | 3/29/2019 | William Cole For Mailonline
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Thousands of pro-Brexit protesters have stopped the traffic around Parliament Square, chanting 'we shall not be moved' as well as 'Brexit now' and 'Bye bye EU'.

March to Leave procession set off earlier than expected today, with hundreds of demonstrators walking from Fulham to Parliament Square.

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The campaigners converged on the road stopping a pro-Remain van with a display screen showing quotes from Nigel Farage, which had been circling Parliament square all morning.

The mob then pointed and shouted 'shame on you' at the van, which continued to display the quotes.

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The Nigel Farage-backed group are on the final day of protest walk from Sunderland to Westminster, arriving in time for the UK's original EU departure date.

Westminster is expected to see mass protests and counter-protests, with road closures ready to be enforced.

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Scotland Yard has had to dismiss claims from UKIP that a water cannon could be deployed at protests to 'provoke Brexiteers', while London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been seen on a controversial bus tour around the capital.

Later 'Oh Tommy Robinson' chants shouted began, ahead of his arrival this afternoon for a rally.

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Police began ushering people to the pavement and created a blockade around the protesters to let taxis move through.

Brexit Party MEP for Scotland David Coburn, formerly of Ukip, said of the march: 'Excellent, isn't it? It's like Cromwell's Army.'

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Mr Coburn, wearing a kilt and wielding a Saltire flag, said: 'It's ridiculous, May has no intention of giving us Brexit.

'It's now an argument between the establishment and the people.

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'The trick has been shown, people see they're not going to get what they voted for. It's unacceptable.'

Mr Coburn said he resigned from Ukip, which is to hold a rally on Whitehall in the afternoon, as it had been 'infiltrated by the wrong sort of people'.


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