Big turnout expected in support of the EU, as more high-profile speakers confirm
*** PRESS RELEASE *** Unite for Europe, National March to Parliament, London, 25 March 2017
Organisers of the Unite for Europe March on Saturday, have seen a surge in grass-roots interest this week. There will be tens of thousands of people coming to demonstrate their support of the EU, from across the UK and mainland Europe.
“Saturday is the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome – the foundation treaty of the EU,” says Unite for Europe march organiser, Keiran MacDermott. “The Metropolitan Police and the GLA (Greater London Authority) are supportive of the march going ahead, and we will be marching in reflective mood, to demonstrate our belief in the principles of tolerance, respect and unity, ideals that lie at the heart of the European community. We will also be remembering those affected in Wednesday’s terrible events.”
The post-march rally has attracted a number of high-profile speakers, including Tim Farron MP, Nick Clegg MP, Alastair Campbell, Sir Patrick Stewart, Tim Farron MP, David Lammy MP, Seb Dance MEP, Jonathan Bartley (Green Party Co-Leader), Nick Clegg MP, and Jolyon Maugham.
You can read their statements (and many others) here: https://goo.gl/RNmjKL
“I look forward to marching with people from all over the country and celebrating openness, cooperation and unity across our great continent,” Tim Farron says, “Democracy did not end on the 24th June, and I will continue to make the case that the British people should decide whether to accept the final deal,” Mr Farron states.
- A minute’s silence will be observed at the start of the rally to remember the events of Wednesday. (Approx 13:10).
- Estimate of attendees: Approx. 115,000
- New speakers: Alastair Campbell, Peter Tatchell.
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