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Thousands march in defiance of no-deal Brexit plan

The protests have been organised by the anti-Brexit group, Another Europe Is Possible and by Momentum, which is allied with the opposition Labour Party. The group is urging its membership to “occupy bridges and blockade roads”.

Organisers said protests were planned in more than 30 locations throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Johnson’s plan is also being opposed by some in Parliament who plan to introduce legislation this week to try to prevent a disorderly departure from the European Union.

Their task will be made more difficult if Johnson’s plan to shut Parliament for part of the time period before the October 31 Brexit deadline is carried out.

Johnson’s supporters may well be able to delay any proposed legislation from being enacted in time. The shutdown of Parliament is also being challenged in three separate court cases scheduled to be heard next week.

The Prime Minister, who helped lead the successful Brexit referendum campaign, says his government is actively pursuing a new deal with EU leaders and claims opposition to his policy will make it harder to wring concessions from Europe.

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