This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
02:45

Spain: Gibraltar employees protest Brexit repercussions in La Linea

Spain, La Linea de la Concepcion
October 19, 2019 at 16:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

More than 2,000 people took to the streets of the Spanish city Linea de la Concepcion, which lies north of the border between Spain and the British territory of Gibraltar, on Saturday to protest a no-deal Brexit.

Protesters, mainly Spanish workers holding positions in the Gibraltar region, marched through several streets of the city with flags of Gibraltar and the European Union, calling for cross-border workers’ rights to be respected.

Workers fear financial losses due to a possible fall in pound's value and difficulties in crossing the border, in the case of no-deal Brexit.

"There are now some 11,000 people who live in our locality and are paid in pounds because they work in Gibraltar and suffered a significant drop in their salary," said Mayor of La Linea de la Concepcion Juan Franco.

On Saturday, the UK Parliament passed a backbench amendment put forth by Oliver Letwin to withhold the approval of the Brexit deal until the legislation to enact it, is passed.

02:45
No Account? Sign up!
Description

More than 2,000 people took to the streets of the Spanish city Linea de la Concepcion, which lies north of the border between Spain and the British territory of Gibraltar, on Saturday to protest a no-deal Brexit.

Protesters, mainly Spanish workers holding positions in the Gibraltar region, marched through several streets of the city with flags of Gibraltar and the European Union, calling for cross-border workers’ rights to be respected.

Workers fear financial losses due to a possible fall in pound's value and difficulties in crossing the border, in the case of no-deal Brexit.

"There are now some 11,000 people who live in our locality and are paid in pounds because they work in Gibraltar and suffered a significant drop in their salary," said Mayor of La Linea de la Concepcion Juan Franco.

On Saturday, the UK Parliament passed a backbench amendment put forth by Oliver Letwin to withhold the approval of the Brexit deal until the legislation to enact it, is passed.

Trending
Top downloads in last 24 hours
View all videos
02:36
Japan: Passengers start leaving Diamond Princess cruise ship as quarantine ends
February 19 at 11:24 GMT +00:00
01:44
Germany: At least 8 dead, 5 injured after double shooting in Hanau
February 20 at 00:53 GMT +00:00
01:12
Cambodia: Remaining Westerdam cruise ship passengers cleared to disembark in Sihanoukville
February 19 at 16:12 GMT +00:00
01:49
Germany: At least 11 people dead including suspect in Hanau shootings
February 20 at 06:47 GMT +00:00
02:42
Germany: Merkel 'will not interfere' in selection of next CDU chairperson following AKK's exit
February 19 at 19:50 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:50
USA: Trump pledges government support for LA's 2028 Olympics
February 19 at 07:35 GMT +00:00
01:12
Watch northern lights display in the sky above Murmansk
January 05 at 21:16 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:18
Syria: Assad vows to continue Idlib offensive in Damascus address
February 17 at 20:17 GMT +00:00
01:23
Syria: Turkish military convoy crosses border amid SAA advance in Idlib and Aleppo countryside
February 18 at 15:50 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:11
French Guiana: Ariane 5 Rocket launches Japanese, South Korean satellites into orbit
February 19 at 01:09 GMT +00:00
02:19
Syria: Aleppo airport resumes civilian flights for first time since 2012
February 19 at 18:51 GMT +00:00
02:22
Germany: Investigators take car from Hanau shooting suspect's house
February 20 at 10:56 GMT +00:00
00:43
Murmansk skies offer unique views of the Northern Lights
February 19 at 18:31 GMT +00:00
03:29
Argentina: Thousands of women call for abortion legalisation at Buenos Aires rally
February 20 at 03:29 GMT +00:00
00:21
Germany: Police gather at Hanau shooting suspect's house
February 20 at 09:14 GMT +00:00
01:33
Germany: Investigators inspect one of two shooting locations in Hanau
February 20 at 10:29 GMT +00:00
02:54
Russia: Moscow and Turkey fail to reach new Syria de-escalation deal
February 19 at 14:04 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:11
See nuclear icebreakers illuminate frozen Arctic waters
February 19 at 20:58 GMT +00:00
00:51
Ukraine: Police detain protesters as dozens demonstrate against housing of Wuhan evacuees
February 20 at 11:58 GMT +00:00
01:04
China: Police robot patrols Shanghai streets amid coronavirus outbreak
February 19 at 10:40 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:18
Turkey: Operation in Syria's Idlib is 'imminent' - Erdogan
February 19 at 14:03 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:08
Germany: Gunshots ring out in Hanau as shootings leave at least 8 dead
February 20 at 00:14 GMT +00:00
04:20
Mystery solved - archaeologist who found remains of Napoleon’s favourite general speaks of discovery
February 19 at 15:18 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:57
UN: Turkey vows to remain in Idlib, 'hit all targets' that pose a threat
February 19 at 21:44 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:55
Brazil: Senator Cid Gomes shot by striking police
February 20 at 01:05 GMT +00:00
03:17
Spain: Mona Lisa's mural with mask and smartphone appears in Barcelona after MWC cancellation
February 18 at 21:28 GMT +00:00
01:16
Russia: Giant Motherland Calls monument caught in stunning drone footage
February 17 at 16:22 GMT +00:00
02:15
State of Palestine: Egypt continues construction of new Gaza border wall
February 19 at 23:08 GMT +00:00
00:50
Sweden: Suspected arson as another refugee centre burns down in Stockholm
October 21, 2016 at 13:31 GMT +00:00
03:41
Taliban glamour - London's Barbican displays surprising photos of fighters
February 19 at 20:20 GMT +00:00
03:35
Breaking the ice! Man crashes during ice speed world record attempt
February 17 at 09:40 GMT +00:00
02:32
Iran: Tehran hospital opens quarantine ward to fight coronavirus
February 05 at 16:08 GMT +00:00
02:40
Libya: Port of Tripoli hit in missile attack by Haftar forces
February 18 at 18:40 GMT +00:00
01:28
Sweden: Cars blaze in Stockholm outskirts, as arson attacks continue
December 02, 2016 at 03:37 GMT +00:00
01:14
UK: Are parking fines lining local council coffers?
April 29, 2014 at 07:37 GMT +00:00
01:10
Sweden: Violent riots in Stockholm suburb
February 21, 2017 at 12:46 GMT +00:00
02:27
UK: 'It’s not a crime to report the news' – Australian MP Christensen on Assange *PARTNER CONTENT*
February 19 at 15:57 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:10
Japan: Abe and Xi shake hands on 'new era' between China and Japan ahead of G20
June 27, 2019 at 18:25 GMT +00:00
02:11
Mexico: Hundreds attend funeral of murdered 7-year-old Fatima
February 19 at 04:52 GMT +00:00
00:51
Japan: Footage shows Diamond Princess before hundreds disembark
February 19 at 08:32 GMT +00:00
03:22
Japan: Preparations underway to evacuate Americans from quarantined cruise ship
February 16 at 09:45 GMT +00:00
01:49
Japan: Emergency vehicle seen arriving at quarantined cruise ship
February 13 at 10:17 GMT +00:00
04:32
Japan's blind 'Tony Hawk' kickflips disability
February 16 at 12:45 GMT +00:00
01:52
Chile: Clashes break out between anti-government protesters and police
February 19 at 09:01 GMT +00:00
03:57
Japan: First Japanese citizens evacuated from Wuhan land in Tokyo
January 29 at 12:49 GMT +00:00
01:00
Japan: Tokyo 2020 Committee unveils sustainable Olympic medals
July 24, 2019 at 17:05 GMT +00:00
View all videos