Hundreds of protesters have marched by means of central London to protest in opposition to the United Kingdom’s snap election final result that noticed Key Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Get together sweep to a landslide victory.
Chanting slogans this kind of as “Boris Johnson, not my prime minister” and brandishing indicators reading through “Defy Tory Rule” and “Refugees Welcome”, the protesters on Friday walked swiftly from outside the house Johnson’s Downing Road residence to Trafalgar Square and on to the theatre district, blocking site visitors and drawing a large police existence.
In a speech before on Friday, Johnson experienced referred to as for “closure” above the divisions that have riven the United Kingdom for the previous three-and-a-half many years because Britons voted 52 percent – 48 % to go away the European Union in a 2016 referendum.
“I urge all people to find closure and to enable the therapeutic start off,” Johnson stated hrs after going to Queen Elizabeth II to be reappointed key minister.
But later on Friday, law enforcement have been termed to independent anti-Johnson and professional-Brexit demonstrators, in accordance to the Each day Mirror newspaper. Whitehall, a central London highway on which several govt ministries are primarily based, was briefly closed meanwhile as scuffles broke out outside the house the Treasury constructing.
Protesters also gathered in Glasgow, Scotland’s 2nd metropolis.
Huge Glasgow anti-Tory protest heading on ideal now. pic.twitter.com/u58lsOkSrF
— John G. Burns (@ScaryHighlander) December 13, 2019