Bride interrupts her own wedding to join Brexit protest

Wedding guests look amused as bride waves placard

Rachael Revesz
Sunday 24 September 2017 15:38
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Placard borrowed from marchers passing by
Placard borrowed from marchers passing by

A bride interrupted her wedding to join an anti-Brexit protest in Leeds.

The bride, who has not been identified, amused her guests as she picked up a protest placard and waved it outside her wedding venue.

In a photo, the bride can be seen with the sign that reads “Stop Brexit”, surrounded by smiling family and friends on the steps of Leeds Town Hall.

The banner was being carried by a passing group of protesters from the pro-EU group, Leeds for Europe.

As she was getting her wedding photographs taken, she asked if she could borrow one of the placards to make a unique photo.

The group was just heading into the Town Hall for a Q&A session after the rally.

Leeds for Europe had protested throughout the city centre during the day, including a rally and speeches from Labour MEP Richard Corbett.

Event organiser Richard Wilson told The Yorkshire Post: "The fact that our numbers are continually growing and that there is strong interest in the city for our message that Brexit needs to be cancelled show that this matter is far from settled in the minds of the public.

"With prices rising in our shops and businesses putting investment plans on hold, the case for thinking again on Brexit is growing daily."

Leeds delivered a narrow victory for the Remain campaign in the EU referendum last June, with turnout of 69.6 per cent and 50.3 per cent voting to stay in, while the rest of West Yorkshire backed Brexit.

Certain politicians believe that Brexit can be stopped. Former Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg said MPs have a "moral duty" to vote for or against the Brexit deal next October in terms of what is best for their constituents.

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