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Border Communities Against Brexit are organising protests tonight at 8pm on almost forty border roads and the public are urged to attend.

Local protests will be taking place as follows Omeath Road, Flagstaff/ Kileen, Clontigora/ School Road/ Kileen, Carrickcarnon/ Kileen, Jonesborough Hill/ Jonesborough, Eddenappa/ Jonesborough, Kilnasaggart, Moyra Castle/ Jonesborough, Carrickbroad/ Faughart/ Dromintee, Tievecrum/ Kilcurry, Captains Road, Kilcurry/ Dromintee, Carrickasticken/ Forkhill, Dungooley/ Forkhill, Carrive/ Forkhill, Tullydonnell, Ballsmill, Leeter, Mounthill, Ballybinaby, Courtbane, Concession Road and Corrasmo.

A Brexit Protest at Carrickcarnon. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
A Brexit Protest at Carrickcarnon. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie


Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has urged people to take part in the demonstrations this evening against any hardening of the border a result of Brexit.

“The Tories have shown a complete disregard for the livelihoods of the people of the north of Ireland in their hasty pursuit of Brexit.

“There is a concern that Brexit will cause profound and lasting damage to our economy and jobs, and reverse two decades of hard work to build a more equitable society in the north.

“The open border has become a symbol of the progress the people of the north have worked tirelessly for and any hardening of the border or a unionist veto is an unacceptable reversal of that. 

Mr Brady concluded “I urge as many people as possible to get to their nearest border crossing tonight to send a clear message to the DUP, the Tories, to Dublin and Brussels.”

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