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Southend Lib Dems Unite for Europe!

March 29, 2017 9:05 AM

Panorama pre-march

Southend Lib Dems were out in force for the Unite for Europe March in London at the weekend. This may be a surprise to some as there was a definite silence in some areas of the press, most noticeably the BBC.

With estimates of between 25-100,000 attendees, not one arrest was made as the march passed peacefully, joyously and above all respectably. Respect much needed after the events that preceded the march - an attack on the UK's democracy, what better way to answer this attack than a march?!

Southend Liberal Democrats followed up their attendance at September's March with numbers into double figures.

With a plethora of speeches to end the march, a fantastic day was had by all - with just one wish, that the government listens when anyone dares to question the interpretation of an advisory referendum that should never have taken place without sufficient plans in place for both possible results.

Adam Hutchins: "The march was incredible. Such unity across parties and political lines all in a party mood despite the sense of foreboding with the signing of Article 50 nearing completion. Gutted to miss Tim Farron's speech, but Nick Clegg was back to his brilliant self; sharing the anger of the masses of attendees.

"Regardless of how this farcical government acts, it's such a comfort to be amongst people that share the wish to be part of an open, tolerant and united country - three words embodying the Liberal Democrats, three words that this tory government are the antithesis of."

John Batch: "The March had reportedly over 100,000 trying to make their voice heard. I enjoyed the singleness of purpose and effort that had gone into the banners. For every person marching there would have been numerous people backing them. Given the scale of the March the lack of reporting by the BBC and others was disappointing to say the least."

Carol White put it beautifully: "Fantastic day. One never to be forgotten!"

We're following up this event with a #LibDemPint on April 4th at the Strawberry Field. See you there?!

Here are a selection of images from the day:

Jessie with EU Flag The Spencers on the Train to Unite for Europe Adam and Becky Stewards Lib Dem March Front Line EU flag on March Carol White at Match Essex for Europe banner at March Kathy and Clive at Unite for Europe Fromage not Farage Tory Party is Nasty Party Placard Churchill United States of Europe Placard