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Spain: 'A complete mess' - British expats stage anti-Brexit protest in Malaga03:45

Spain: 'A complete mess' - British expats stage anti-Brexit protest in Malaga

Spain, Malaga
September 22, 2019 at 15:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Roughly a hundred British citizens living in the southern Spanish city of Malaga held an anti-Brexit protest on Sunday.

Demonstrators were seen gathering in the city's central Constitution Square with banners and posters, wrapping themselves in European flags and calling on the UK government to revoke Article 50; the mechanism by which a country announces its intention to leave the EU according to the Lisbon Treaty.

"These people are here because we don't know what our future holds, we live in a foreign country, we work here, we pay taxes, we vote here. What happens to us now? It's just a complete mess and it is infuriating that we have no say in who's leading our country, in what's going to happen to our rights," said Harriet Paulet, a British resident in Malaga.

Many voiced their concerns about their future and the insecurity surrounding the UK withdrawal from the EU, as they fear they could be stripped of many of the rights they enjoy in their host country if Brexit comes into force without a deal on October 31.

The rally was also supported by the Spanish residents in a sign of solidarity with the British community.

Spain: 'A complete mess' - British expats stage anti-Brexit protest in Malaga03:45
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Roughly a hundred British citizens living in the southern Spanish city of Malaga held an anti-Brexit protest on Sunday.

Demonstrators were seen gathering in the city's central Constitution Square with banners and posters, wrapping themselves in European flags and calling on the UK government to revoke Article 50; the mechanism by which a country announces its intention to leave the EU according to the Lisbon Treaty.

"These people are here because we don't know what our future holds, we live in a foreign country, we work here, we pay taxes, we vote here. What happens to us now? It's just a complete mess and it is infuriating that we have no say in who's leading our country, in what's going to happen to our rights," said Harriet Paulet, a British resident in Malaga.

Many voiced their concerns about their future and the insecurity surrounding the UK withdrawal from the EU, as they fear they could be stripped of many of the rights they enjoy in their host country if Brexit comes into force without a deal on October 31.

The rally was also supported by the Spanish residents in a sign of solidarity with the British community.

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