Boris Johnson drowned out by protesters shouting 'stop the coup' outside Downing Street

Lowenna Waters
Tuesday 03 September 2019 08:15
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In scenes that many would think of as unprecedented, Boris Johnson's speech outside Number 10 on Monday evening was drowned out by people shouting 'stop the coup'.

Speaking at the beginning of the six o'clock news, the prime minister announced that he will seek to hold a general election on October 14, if parliament attempts to hand control of the legislative timetable to the opposition on Tuesday.

In the speech, the prime minister said:

I don’t want an election, you don’t want an election.

He also added:

I want everybody to know there are no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay.

We are leaving on the 31st of October. No ifs or buts.

Hammering home his vision for Brexit, he then said:

We will not accept any attempt to go back on our promises or scrub that referendum and armed and fortified with that conviction I believe we will get a deal at that crucial summit in October, a deal that Parliament will certainly be able to scrutinise.

However, as soon as he opened his mouth to speak, so did a group of extremely loud protestors, who completely drowned out the prime minister's voice.

In unison, the crowd shouted:

Stop the coup!

Many social media users said that the footage was 'unprecedented', 'extraordinary' and 'embarrassing'.

Others said that the prime minister appeared 'rattled' and 'weak'.

This isn't the first protest against Brexit. Thousands of protestors took to the streets on Saturday in order to voice their anger. Events were planned in more than 30 cities and towns across England and Wales after the decision to prorogue parliament ahead of the UK's departure from the European Union was announced.

The 'stop the coup' protests were organised by groups that include the anti-Brexit 'Another Europe is Possible', and Momentum, a far-left group that supports Jeremy Corbyn, reports Yahoo.

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