Residents from the Burnham-On-Sea area joined a local demonstration on Monday (September 2nd) to protest the “undemocratic shut down of Parliament”.

Local trades union leaders organised the event in Bridgwater in protest at the actions of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Around 50 protesters turned out at Cornhill in Bridgwater with emotive placards arguing that the Prime Minister is thwarting democracy by suspending parliament as the Brexit process enters its most crucial stages yet.

There are less than two months to go until the October 31st deadline when Mr Johnson has promised the UK will leave the EU ‘come hell or high water’ with or without a deal.

The protestors took their case to Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger’s offices but the MP was not in the constituency.

Dave Chapple, secretary of Bridgwater Trades Union Congress, said: “Bridgwater swelled the number of demonstrations being organised across the country to protest at the undemocratic shut-down of Parliament threatened by un-elected Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.”

“Protesters called upon MPs to defend our democratic constitution and ensure Johnson does not succeed. People of all political persuasions should be united in opposition to this attack on our political system.”

Pictured: The scenes at the protest in Bridgwater on Monday (David Pearce)


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