Pro-Europe protest planned at Holyrood today with demonstrators marching in city centre

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Pro-Europe demonstrators are set to march in Edinburgh’s city centre today, protesting a no deal Brexit.

The European Movement for Scotland organised the protest, which is set begin at 2pm this afternoon.

Demonstrators are to gather in West Parliament Square, outside St Giles’ Cathedral, and will march to Holyrood.

There will be a number of speakers joining the rally, including Edinburgh MPs Joanna Cherry and Ian Murray, along with MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton.

 

Prof Tanja Bueltmann and Madeleina Kay (aka EU Supergirl) will also be speaking outside the Scottish Parliament.

The protesters are calling for MPs revoke Article 50 to prevent a no deal Brexit and the march is also in support of the UN and action to tackle climate change.

A statement from organisers reads: “Scotland voted 62% for Remain in the 2016 referendum, yet our views continue to be ignored.

“We did not vote for this. The Edinburgh4Europe March and Rally on 21 September, could be our last our chance to show Boris Johnson the strength of feeling in Scotland against him and his chaotic no deal Brexit.

“We demand that MPs revoke Article 50 to prevent a no deal Brexit. We must remain in the EU to preserve peace in Europe and to ensure shared action to prevent climate change.”

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