Anti-Brexit rally to take place in Belfast tomorrow

The anti-Brexit rally will take place at Belfast City Hall tomorrow

PEOPLE from across Northern Ireland are expected to gather at an anti-Brexit rally in Belfast tomorrow.

The 'Rally for Remain' is due to take place at Belfast City Hall at 3pm, the same time as thousands of people converge in London to demand a People's Vote on the terms of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Organisers of the Belfast rally said the "creation of new barriers and borders threatens 20 years of progress and will undermine efforts to build a united community here".

"We are calling on people to step up and make it clear to governments in London, Dublin and Brussels and across Europe that the views of the people of Northern Ireland are not represented by those who seek hard borders or a hard Brexit," they added.

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Alliance Party executive member Sorcha Eastwood and SDLP activist Séamas de Faoite are among the organisers of the rally.

Ms Eastwood said the rally would allow people to their opposition to Brexit.

"Northern Ireland voted to remain-opposition to Brexit here is cross-community; this is a chance for people to have their voice heard and to send a message as a united community: that they want an internationalist, positive future within the European Union," Mrs Eastwood said.

Mr de Faoite added: "Brexit represents the single greatest challenge to face this generation. Whether your aspirations lie within a United Kingdom or a United Ireland, Brexit is bad for everyone on these islands.

"The value of the totality of the East-West, North-South and internal Northern Ireland relationships are worth protecting. 20 years ago we recognised that through the Good Friday Agreement."

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