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Brexit protest in Brussels demonstrators try to set fire to mock Brexit withdrawal agreement

Brexit protestors in Brussels burned copies of the EU withdrawal agreement as European leaders gave it the green light.

Members of the British campaign group Our Future Our Choice were seen setting fire to a copy of the divorce document in the Belgian capital this morning, while others hacked away at them with scissors and shredded it into ribbons.

Elsewhere a man dressed as Brexiteer Boris Johnson wore a ‘Stop Brexit’ T-shirt and waved a placard saying ‘Demand a #FinalSay on the Brexit Deal’.

Demonstrators were also equipped with a blue ‘battle bus’ similar to the one who notoriously claimed to invest £350million a week in the NHS if the UK left the EU.

This one, however read: ‘Dear MPs, 77 per cent of us don’t want Brexit,’ read the side of the bus. ‘Please stand up for our future.’

Belgian police were drafted in as pro-EU campaigners flooded Brussels to protest the signing of the Brexit withdrawal agreement by the 27 EU leaders today. They waved signs saying ‘Keep Europe together’ and ‘#People’s Vote’

Members of the Our Future Our Choice hacked away at copies of the 585-page Brexit agreement with large scissors 

Members of the Our Future Our Choice hacked away at copies of the 585-page Brexit agreement with large scissors 

A giant copy of Theresa May's Brexit agreement is pictured being put in a bin or 'giant shredder' in Brussels today 

A giant copy of Theresa May’s Brexit agreement is pictured being put in a bin or ‘giant shredder’ in Brussels today 

Protestors spray a fire distinguisher after one person set fire to a draft Brexit agreement, as others cut and shredded them

Protestors spray a fire distinguisher after one person set fire to a draft Brexit agreement, as others cut and shredded them

Near the European Commission building the Boris Johnson impersonator was seen jumping on a mini trampoline designed to look like a red ‘stop’ button, wearing an EU flag.

Another banner read: ‘It’s time to back Britain not Brexit #FinalSay’, while slogan hats branded the words: ‘B******* to Brexit’.

Today Mrs May succeeded in getting the EU leaders to sign off her EU withdrawal agreement, which she will have to get passed the House of Commons in a vote scheduled for mid-December.

The 27 national leaders met for just 40 minutes in Brussels today to rubber stamp both the divorce deal and the political declaration outlining a future trade deal. They claimed Brexit is a ‘tragedy’ and ‘not a moment for celebration’.

A blue and yellow Brexit beret is worn by a Remain protestor in Brussels. People's Vote campaigners were out in force today

A blue and yellow Brexit beret is worn by a Remain protestor in Brussels. People’s Vote campaigners were out in force today

Members of the British campaign group Our Future Our Choice were seen setting fire to a mock Brexit agreement in the Belgian capital this morning, while others hacked away at them with sledgehammers and shredded it into ribbons

Members of the British campaign group Our Future Our Choice were seen setting fire to a mock Brexit agreement in the Belgian capital this morning, while others hacked away at them with sledgehammers and shredded it into ribbons

Elsewhere in Brussels a man dressed as Brexiteer Boris Johnson wore a 'Stop Brexit' T-shirt and waved a placard saying 'Demand a #FinalSay on the Brexit Deal'

Elsewhere in Brussels a man dressed as Brexiteer Boris Johnson wore a ‘Stop Brexit’ T-shirt and waved a placard saying ‘Demand a #FinalSay on the Brexit Deal’

A pro-European protestor is pictured wearing a superwoman costume with her hair dyed in the colours of the EU as fellow demonstrators wave placards saying #StickTogether 

A pro-European protestor is pictured wearing a superwoman costume with her hair dyed in the colours of the EU as fellow demonstrators wave placards saying #StickTogether 

The divorce documents have triggered a furious row in the UK and an attempt to oust Mrs May but the EU’s negotiator Michel Barnier insisted MPs must ‘take responsibility’ and vote the deal today.

He said that after 20-months of painstaking talks, the controversial divorce deal had to be agreed as the basis for rebuilding trust between Britain and Europe.

There are still huge issues over the border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland and Spain’s position on Gibraltar.   

Near the European Commission building the Boris Johnson impersonator was seen jumping on a mini trampoline designed to look like a red 'stop' button 

Near the European Commission building the Boris Johnson impersonator was seen jumping on a mini trampoline designed to look like a red ‘stop’ button 

Demonstrators were also equipped with a blue 'battle bus' similar to the one who notoriously claimed to invest £350million a week in the NHS if the UK left the EU

Demonstrators were also equipped with a blue ‘battle bus’ similar to the one who notoriously claimed to invest £350million a week in the NHS if the UK left the EU

Another banner read: 'It's time to back Britain not Brexit #FinalSay', while slogan hats branded the words: 'B******* to Brexit'.

Another banner read: ‘It’s time to back Britain not Brexit #FinalSay’, while slogan hats branded the words: ‘B******* to Brexit’.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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