Brexit news latest: Thousands of pro-EU activists to protest across UK to demand second referendum on final deal

Thousands of pro-EU campaigners will take part in demonstrations across the country this weekend in what has been dubbed the groups’ largest ever joint grassroots national day of action.

Activists and supporters from Open Britain, the European Movement and Britain for Europe will take to the streets for 12 flagship events in every part of the UK on Saturday.

In all there will be more than 350 events taking place across the country, from Aberdeen in the north of Scotland to Falmouth in the south of Cornwall.

Thousands of pro-EU activists and supporters are expected to take part, with organisers saying 500,000 leaflets will be handed out and more than 100 street stalls set up in towns and cities across Britain, in areas that voted both Remain and Leave.

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James McGrory, executive director of Open Britain, said: “Our largest ever national day of action is all about bringing together the various pro-European groups so that we can speak with one, unified, voice because we know that together we are stronger.”

The day of action will lead into the launch of a fresh campaign on Sunday calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

Some 1,000 activists are set to attend the campaign’s launch event in London, which will include speeches from pro-Europe MPs such as Labour‘s Chuka Umunna and Conservative Anna Soubry.

James MacCleary, campaign director of European Movement UK, said: “The pro-European movement is gaining in strength and momentum and that progress will be reflected this weekend with a huge demonstration of grassroots power in favour of a people’s vote on the Brexit deal.”

Anne Weyman, vice chair of Britain for Europe, added: “We all come from different political parties, different traditions and different groups.

“But we are united by our desire for the people to have their say on the Brexit deal and we are determined to make sure their voice is heard loud and clear.”

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See the full list of locations below: 

High Street in Ledbury at 8.30am

Outside Stamford Library in Stamford at 9am

St Peter’s Street in St Albans at 9.30am

Hexham Abbey in Hexham at 9.45am

The High Cross in Shrewsbury at 10am

Park Mall in Ashford at 10am

The Shambles Market Hall in Devizes at 10am

Outside Post Office in Sevenoaks at 10am

Market Place in Burgess Hill at 10am

Outside the British Heart Foundation in Weston-super-Mare at 10am

Streatham Station at 10am

Outside the Three Cups in Lyme Regis at 10am

Hadleigh, Suffolk at 10am

Ipswich, Suffolk at 10am

Saxmundham, Suffolk at 10am

Crown Square in Matlock at 10am

Near Park Mall in Ashford at 10am

Near Market Place in Burgess Hill at 10am

Outside Waitrose in Beaconsfield at 10am

Outside Sainsbury’s in Lee, London at 10am

Underneath The Cat in Catford at 10am

Mefridian Centre in Havant at 10am

Nye Bevan Statue in Cardiff at 10.30am

Argos, Buxton at 10.30am

Castle Hall (Hertford Theatre) in Hertford at 10.30am

Outside the Moorhen Pub in Peterborough at 10.30am

Bridge Street in Bakewell at 10.30am

Wellingborough at 10.30am

Old Market Square in Carlisle at 10.30am

Outside Waitrose in Hampstead at 10.30am

Showcase Cinema de Lux in Bristol at 10.30am

Corner of Davey Place and Gentleman’s Walk in Norwich at 10.30am

St Peter’s Church in Harrogate at 11am

Outside Greggs in Stroud at 11am

Outside Debenhams in Leeds at 11am

Maida Vale tube station at 11am

Outside Southgate Tube Station at 11am

Outside Waterstone’s in Chiswick in London at 11am

Sloane Square in Chelsea at 11am

Outside the Italian Café in Alnwick at 11am

Outside Real Patisserie in Shoreham by Sea at 11am

Market Square in Cambridge at 11am

At the junction of Phoenix Lane and Fore Street in Tiverton at 11am

Outside NatWest in Plymouth at 11am

Magnolia Centre Precinct in Exmouth at 11am

In the Red Lion Yard in Okehampton at 11am

Outside Nationwide in Birmingham at 11am

Outside Wilko in Sutton at 11am

Lyric Square in Hammersmith, London at 11am

Truro Library in Truro at 11am

Outside Superdrug in Falmouth at 11am

St Peter’s Church in Harrogate at 11am

Outside Woolwich Arsenal DLR at 11am

Outside Stoke Newington Library at 11am

Clock Tower in Hay-on-Wye at 11am

Coronation Gardens, London at 11am

Outside Windsor Arcade in Penarth at 11am

Outside Lime Street Station (opp St George’s Hall) in Liverpool at 11am

Chester Cross in Chester at 11am

Tatchbrook Street Market at 11am

Outside Marks and Spencer in Cheltenham at 11am

Market Square in Morpeth at 11.30am

Maud Road, London at 12pm

Nags Head Centre in Islington at 12pm

Angel tube station in London at 12pm

Cliffe Bridge in Lewes at 12pm

Stratford-upon-Avon at 12pm

Key Centre in Keynsham at 12pm

Farmers Market, Barnes Village at 12pm

Merseyway Shopping Centre in Stockport at 12pm

Outside Boots in Oxted at 12pm

Market Stall outside Town Hall in Thame at 12pm

Edinburgh at 12pm

Octogan Cafe in Swindon at 12pm

Marks and Spencer in Brentwood at 12.30pm

Harry’s Cafe in Pontypridd at 1pm

Outside M&S in Aberdeen at 1pm

Opposite Monsoon in Bournemouth at 1pm

Outside Sheffield Town Hall in Sheffield at 2pm

Meet inside Imperial Arcade in Brighton at 2pm

Dalston Square at 2pm

Coventry Cathedral/University Square in Coventry at 2pm

Outside the Rotunda in Guildford at 3pm

Henley Town Hall in Henley-On-Thames at 3pm

Additional reporting by the Press Association 

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