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UK: Scuffles as anti-Brexit rally met by counter-protest in London

United Kingdom, London
September 07, 2019 at 21:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Anti-Brexit protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to call for the resignation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The rally was marred by scuffles between pro-Brexit counter-protesters and police. According to the Metropolitan police, at least 16 arrests were made.

"Good will overcome evil but only if the people in this country rise up against this government and against the far-right that backs Boris Johnson," said an anti-Brexit protester.

"17.4 million people are being robbed of the decision [to leave the EU]," said a pro-Brexit supporter.

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Anti-Brexit protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to call for the resignation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The rally was marred by scuffles between pro-Brexit counter-protesters and police. According to the Metropolitan police, at least 16 arrests were made.

"Good will overcome evil but only if the people in this country rise up against this government and against the far-right that backs Boris Johnson," said an anti-Brexit protester.

"17.4 million people are being robbed of the decision [to leave the EU]," said a pro-Brexit supporter.

M/S Scuffles, London

M/S Police officers and protester arguing

M/S Scuffles

M/S Pro-Brexit protesters shouting

M/S Protesters singing

M/S Scuffles

M/S Police officers escorting protester

M/S Protester lying on ground; police officers

M/S Anti-Brexit protesters marching with smoke flares and banner

M/S Protesters chanting and marching with smoke flares and placards

M/S Protesters chanting and marching with smoke flares and placards

M/S Protesters chanting and marching with placards

M/S Protester with smoke flare

W/S Protester with smoke flare

SOT, Protester: "We are trying to save our country from the clutches of one of the nastiest right-wing insurgencies we have seen in a generation. Good will overcome evil but only if the people in this country rise up against this government and against the far-right that backs Boris Johnson. Johnson out and end Brexit now."

C/U Placard reading: "Arse!" and "Liar"

SOT, Protester: "The real traitors are the traitors in Parliament, and they need to be dealt with properly."

C/U Placard reading: "Evict the squatter from number 10"

SOT, Protester: "All our rights are lost. And that's the EU and the democracy. Look at the Gilets Jaunes ['Yellow Vests'] in France. We have no voice under the EU. And those idiots behind are wanting to stay in a dictatorship."

W/S Mounted police

SOT, Protester: "17.4 million people are being robbed of the decision."

W/S Police and protesters

M/S Police and protesters

W/S Police and protesters

M/S Police and protesters

M/S Protester being handcuffed by police officers

W/S Helicopters

M/S Helicopter

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