Tens of thousands of demonstrators began to march in central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum on Brexit, the only way they believe to solve the current crisis.
The procession, including London Labor Mayor Sadiq Khan, was to reach Westminster around 14:00 local time (1300 GMT) for a series of speeches by prominent figures and political leaders, including Labor figures (left), the main party. Opposition and Liberal Democrats (center).
British MPs decided Saturday to postpone their decision on the Brexit agreement between London and Brussels, which will force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the Europeans a new postponement of the divorce.
The amendment to that effect, tabled by Oliver Letwin, was approved by 322 votes for and 306 against. For his supporters, he aims to give more time to MPs to discuss the deal in detail without risking a “no deal” on October 31 if they have not finished.
While Parliament debated the deal, tens of thousands of protesters in central London called for a second referendum, the only way they said they could solve the crisis.
“The first referendum was like a jump on a train without a destination. Now we have one, and we need a second referendum, “said one of them at AFP, Douglas Hill, 35.
“What do we want? The vote of the people! When do we want it? Now!” Read the signs of late-morning demonstrators from the edge of Hyde Park towards Parliament, where MPs debate the issue. new Brexit agreement between London and Brussels.
“We made a big mistake” in the referendum of 2016, when the British decided 52% to leave the European Union, said Suzanne O’Hallorin, a retired 64 years. “I think we know a lot more today than at the time of the referendum, we must have a vote now that we know the consequences of leaving the EU and the impact on our economy”
A group of protesters were seen firing an allegorical float representing Supreme Aid Dominic Cummings, using Mr. Johnson as a puppet.
With the “Demonic Cummings” logo splashed on his forehead, the silhouette on the tank seems to be wearing a Nazi uniform, including an armband bearing the title Get Brexit Done and a Union Jack mustache.
The People’s Vote organizers are also asking people to sign a letter to Boris Johnson, European leaders, MEPs and MEPs, asking them to leave “the opportunity to check if we want to proceed to Brexit”.
Sir Keir Starmer, Secretary of Shadow Brexit in an email to supporters this morning, said the letter “asked them to respect our common democratic values, asking them not to turn away from us and deny us the chance to have one last word.
“Now add your name to the letter and send a message to the powerful.”
“The people should have a say”
For Theodor Howe, a 20-year-old Scottish student from Dundee, a second referendum may “divide” the population, but “the people should have a say in what will happen”.
The Brexit, originally planned for March 29, 2019, has been postponed twice, because of a lack of an exit agreement backed by a majority of Parliament, divided on the way ahead.
President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday called “the entire nation” to “block” to fight “Islam carrying death”, during a tribute to the four officials killed Thursday by one of their colleagues in the police headquarters of Paris.
“Your colleagues have fallen under the blows – of a misguided and deadly Islam that it is our duty to eradicate -” continued the head of state, who called “the whole nation to unite “. “We will prevail only if our country rises to fight against this underground Islamism that corrupts the children of France,” he added, praising “the irreducible French spirit of resistance.”
He praised “the irreducible French spirit of resistance”, and called for the mobilization of all of us to “bloc” against Islamist terrorism during the tribute to the victims of the attack of the prefecture . Words made to mark. This is the first time he really settles down as the protector president, first of all the French against terrorism.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner presented the Legion of Honor, posthumously, to the four victims: Damien Ernest, major in charge of a local police unit (28 years of service), Anthony Lancelot, guardian of the peace (11 years old), Brice Le Mescam, principal administrative assistant (6 years old) and Aurélia Trifiro, peacekeeper (17 years old). The trainee police officer who killed the 45-year-old assailant will also be decorated but at a later date.
The investigators undertook to analyze a USB key found in the office of Mickaël Harpon, the author of the attack that had been working at the police headquarters since 2003, whose content raises speculation and concerns internally.
“The USB key contains computer data in huge numbers,” says a source close to the survey. “From today, people are requisitioned in all departments … to work on the data of the key,” she adds.
The investigators are working to make a “comprehensive inventory” of the contents of this key, in particular to determine whether images of propaganda of the Islamic State group therein as well as data relating to employees of the police headquarters were related or not to his professional activity.
“It was a computer scientist of the anti-terro at the DRPP (direction of the intelligence of the PP, Ed), when he did the maintenance, he could make copies of the contents of the computers”, wants to relativize a source close to the folder.
Since the attack, many voices accuse the authorities and seek to understand how Mickaël Harpon was able to go under the radar. According to the ministry, he had shown signs of possible radicalization within the Directorate of Intelligence of the Prefecture of Police (DRPP) where he was employed. The opposition, right and extreme right, cries the “state scandal” and demands the departure of Christophe Castaner. A resignation that excluded the person, while recognizing a “state dysfunction”.
Since 2002, during the sleepless nights (nuits blanches), the french capital becomes from 19h to 7h the place of all possible.
For sleepless nights, 2019, Paris invites you to a great journey.
Many unusual activities will be offered to you on October 5, 2019.
Among them is a parades with more than fifteen art platforms designed by contemporary artists. (7 pm to 10 pm). The start will be taken from the Place de la concorde to join the Place de la bastille.
Walking artists will also take part in extraordinary artistic performances.
The « Grande Traversée » will allow you to discover the most prestigious cultural institutions such as museums, theatres, operas. (22h-2h). This discovery will be proposed in common with a slowed down crossing in front of the artworks. Clockrooms will be available.
This proposal is inspired by a famous cinema scene : in the film « Band à part » by Jean-Luc Godard (1964), 3 young people played by Claude Brasseur, Anna Karina and Samy Frey have the crazy idea of running across the Louvre to visit the museum in less than 45 seconds.
A portion of the Paris ring road (from the Porte de pantin to the porte de la villette) will also be closed to cars and transformed into a luminous citizen Velodrome. Come and ride your bike on the Paris ring road. Proceed to the gate of pantin, access by the left ramp of the device.
This edition was conceived by Didier Fusillier, artistic director and Jean-Max Colard, artistic advisor of the « nuit blanche 2019 », for a budget of 1 million euros to which is added a budget of cultural patronage. So this is an important budget.
“With Kyoto, Charleville Mezière , LA, Accra or Mexico city. The « nuit blanche 2019 » is still a parisian brand that we share. And Didier Fusillier having a vision of public space and populations … art is stronger than all the rest ! “Says Jean-Max Colard.
The nuits blanches will allow the inhabitants to show their creativity and to share it with the artists. “The idea is to make Artworks move and to make citizens move with them .
So during the parade, two huge mirrors with boat projectors will give the impression that the building falls behind you. ” shares Didier Fusillier.
Many artists will participate in the event.
The police department is a partner in the « nuit blanche ». The ring will therefore be closed from 2 p.m. for a few hours.
Nearly a million people had moved during the previous edition. In addition, many locations not included in the programming of the event, will participate in the « nuit blanche » . Indeed, many authorizations to open businesses have allegedly already been granted.
InBordeaux,between500and800YellowGilets,accordingtoAFPjournalists,startedmarchingwiththeclimateprotestusinga“convergence”motto.Buttheywentintheoppositedirectionafter500meters.Intotal, ONG claimover150,000protestersacrossFrance.