29 August 2019

Everything you need to know about Saturday’s #StopTheCoup protests


Yesterday, August 28, the Queen approved Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament for five weeks in mid-September. This means there wouldn’t be enough time for a law to be passed to block a no-deal Brexit by cross-party alliance members. Hell to the NO!

Not only is this an injustice to democracy, to the millions of people in this country who will suffer from the fall-out of a no-deal Brexit and to rub more salt in the wound, it was called by someone who wasn’t even elected Prime Minister (who also looks and acts like a pasty version of Donald Trump).

In the 24-hours since the news broke of parliament’s suspension, a petition has been signed by 1.3 million people against the suspended parliament, snap protests took place in London last night and more demonstrations have been organised nationwide for August 31 (Saturday). The text of the petition reads: “Parliament must not be prorogued or dissolved unless and until the article 50 period has been sufficiently extended or the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU has been cancelled.”

Below is a list of the protests taking place across the country on Saturday and everything you need to know about them.


Stop The Coup, defend democracy – protest at Downing Street

Where: 10 Downing Street, South West London, SW1A 2AA

Time: 12:00 – 14:00



Defend Democracy: Stop the Parliamentary Shutdown Leeds

Where: Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, LS1 3AD

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

Speakers include Alex Sobel MP, Richard Burgon MP, Fabian Hamilton MP, Naz Shah MP, Mary Creagh MP and others TBC.



Stop The Coup, defend democracy – Manchester protest

Where: Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3 

Time: 12:00 – 13:00



Defend Democracy #StopTheCoup

Where: The Square, Bournemouth, BH2 6EG

Time: 11:00 – 13:00


Stop The Coup, defend democracy – Liverpool protest

Where: St George’s Hall, Hall Street, Liverpool, L12 9JS

Time: 12:00 – 14:00



Stop The Coup, defend democracy – Newcastle protest

Where: Grey’s Monument, Westfield, St. Leonards-On-Sea, TN37 7PN

Time: 12:00 – 14:00



Stop The Coup, defend democracy – Glasgow protest

Where: George Square, Glasgow, G1 1YU

Time: 14:00 – 17:00


Stop the Coup – Defend Democracy – Buxton Protest 

Where: The Slopes, SK17 6

Time: 13:00 – 14:00



Stop The Coup, defend democracy – York protest

Where: St Helen’s Square, City Centre, York YO1 8QN

Time: 11:00 – 14:30



Stop the Coup, Defend Democracy- Worcester Protest

Where: 9A High Street, Worcester, WR1 2QE

Time: 12:00 – 13:00


Stop The Coup, defend democracy – Oxford protest

Where: TBA

Time: 11:00 – 13:30



EMERGENCY DEMO! Stop the Coup, Defend Democracy, Election Now!

Where: 29 B Wood St, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AN

Time: 11:00 – TBA


Be angry and be loud, this could be the last chance we have to firstly, save ourselves from the disastrous effects of a no-deal Brexit, but more importantly, save democracy.

Sign the petition HERE.

  • words Phoebe Gardner

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