Report from the Chichester Observer here

A Chichester city centre protest against Government plans to prorogue Parliament was attended by an estimated 400 people at the weekend.

The UK is currently set to leave the EU on October 31 and fears about a no-deal Brexit have increasingly been raised from across the political spectrum.

Last week Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to suspend Parliament, known as a prorogation, between early September and mid-October, with a Queen’s Speech taking place on October 14.

In response protests were held across the country on Saturday (August 31) with hundreds gathering at Chichester’s market cross to make their feelings known.

Labour’s Phil Wilson, who organised the Chichester demonstration, thanked everyone for attending. He said: “For over 400 people to demonstrate in Chichester, with only three days notice, shows the real strength of feeling over this issue.

“Individuals, organisations and political parties have put their differences aside and come together to unite in the face of a thoroughly undemocratic manoeuvre which excludes the voice of the people’s representatives at this crucial time in our country‘s history.”

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