Local community urged to support Newry ‘Brexit day of action’

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Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has encouraged people to support a day of action against Brexit organised by the campaign group, Border Communities Against Brexit.
Local business owners, community groups and farmers from both sides of the border at the Old Customs Post at Carrickcarnon where they are calling for people to assemble on Saturday, October 8 to voice their opposition to Brexit and the return of a hard border

Local business owners, community groups and farmers from both sides of the border at the Old Customs Post at Carrickcarnon where they are calling for people to assemble on Saturday, October 8th to voice their opposition to Brexit and the return of a hard border

“In the recent EU referendum the majority of people in the north – unionist, nationalists and republicans – voted to remain in the EU,” Murphy told Newry Times. “It is clear there is widespread concern right across society about the British government’s plans to drag us out of the EU against our wishes. And there is no doubt that border communities would be among the worst hit by being forced out of the EU and any strengthening to the border. “The campaign group, Border Communities Against Brexit, is made up of trade unionists, the business community, community groups, charities, disability campaigners and others. “They will be holding a day of action against Brexit at six locations right across the border from Derry to Dundalk on Saturday 8th October at 3pm. It is important that as many people as possible take part to send a clear message that the vote of the people of the north to remain in the EU should be respected. “In last week’s paper this group called for all political parties and groups in favour of remaining in the EU to join them for this protest. Sinn Féin is happy to do so and would urge others, regardless of whatever other political differences they have, to join this campaign as well.
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September 2016He added, “The protest in this area takes place at the old Carrickcarnon Customs Post and I hope to see our entire community there to voice their opposition to the denial of democracy, the implementation of a hard border and all the hardship such a move would bring.”

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