London : As UK gears up for crucial vote in Parliament, many throng the streets as Brexit anti/pro-marches take place in UK amidst tight security.
Ahead of a crucial vote on Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union (EU), thousands of protesters marched through London in support of Brexit on Sunday amid tight security measures in place by Scotland Yard.
The pro-Brexit march through London, dubbed the “Brexit Betrayal” march, was met by a counter-protest at the same time but taking different routes.
The Metropolitan had urged protesters to stay calm and to keep their demonstrations peaceful but indicated it is taking no chances of a possible violent clash during the “Yellow vests” street protests in the neighboring French city of Paris over the weekend.
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The march comes days after a crunch vote in the Parliament on the Withdrawal Agreement struck by Prime Minister Theresa May’s government with the European Union on December 11.
Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29 next year under the Article 50 process set in motion after the referendum over two years ago.
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Under the deal struck by the British prime minister with the EU, the UK would be able to negotiate trade deals with other countries, including India, during the transition period after Brexit day, but not be able to implement them until the end of the planned 21 month transition period, which itself could be extended.