Hard Left Momentum activists vow to ‘shut down streets occupy bridges and blockade roads’ in protest against Parliament suspension
The hardcore leftist group Momentum is poised to grind the streets of the UK to a standstill in protest against Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament and hamstring MPs vying to stop a No Deal Brexit.
In an extraordinary escalation of the Remain anger which has been bubbling up in the wake of the Prime Minister’s request to prorogue, National Coordinator Laura Parker vowed to join an occupation of the Palace of Westminster.
Momentum, which emerged out of Jeremy Corbyn’s 2015 Labour leadership victory, will mirror the tactics employed by Extinction Rebellion by gumming up the transport systems in cities across the country.
Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield and York all have scheduled #StopTheCoup rallies.
In an extraordinary escalation of the Remain anger which has been bubbling up in the wake of the Prime Minister’s request to prorogue, National Coordinator Laura Parker (second from left) vowed to join an occupation of the Palace of Westminster.
Ms Parker said: ‘Eton educated, millionaire Boris Johnson is stealing our democracy so he can sell off our NHS to big US corporations in a no deal, Trump first Brexit.
‘This is an establishment coup by a tiny, privileged elite who have been eroding our democracy for decades.
‘Real power doesn’t sit with the Queen or in parliament. It’s with us, the people – and that’s why we need to take action.’
She added: ‘There are thousands of us who will join an occupation of Parliament and block the roads before we let Johnson close the doors on democracy.
‘Today we’re going to contact all Momentum supporters and encourage them to protest, occupy and blockade on Saturday.
‘Our message to Johnson is this: if you steal our democracy, we’ll shut down the streets.’
The plan to ramp up demonstrations against the government follows yesterday’s mass rally in Parliament Square.
Mr Johnson insisted that he called for a Queen’s speech to unveil an ‘exciting’ new domestic agenda.
But the move has been widely interpreted by critics as a ploy to ram a No Deal Brexit through Parliament by not giving Remain MPs the time to seize control of the order paper.
Boris Johnson has come under fire for asking the Queen to prorogue Parliament and hamstring Remain MPs ability to stop No Deal