Anti-Brexit protest gathers hundreds in Northern Ireland

Source : 112 Ukraine

The rally participants fear ID checks and customs control on the border between the Republic of Ireland and the Northern Ireland
09:56, 27 January 2019

Brexit rally, Northern Ireland, January 2019
Associated Press

Hundreds of people gathered near the Irish border for a rally, standing against risks that they assumed Brexit would make for peace in the Northern Ireland.

According to AP, the protest took place near Newry, Northern Ireland 'to reject the possibility of a "hard" border with ID checks and customs controls going up between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit'. 

'Some created a mock border checkpoint where actors dressed as soldiers and customs officers showed what such a protected boundary might look like. There is concern on both sides that a guarded border could jeopardize a hard-won coexistence since a 1998 agreement largely ended decades of sectarian and nationalist violence', reads the artice.

As we reported, the British Parliament rejected the agreement on the country's withdrawal from the EU. The deal offered by PM Theresa May failed to be promoted at the session hall, with 432 votes 'against' and 202 'for'. May previously stressed that in case the deal is rejected, there will not be a new one anymore.

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