“Bath for Europe” Meeting SWAMPED by UKIP Brexiteer Protest With Chants of “Out Now! We Voted Leave”
Remoaner activist group “Bath for Europe” last night held a meeting outside St Michael’s Church in Bath, where Ian Dunt – the author of “Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?” gave a speech on Brexit. They have previously held events without opposition in the city but this time they were met with a small army of Brexiteer protesters.
UKIP Somerset Chairman Helen Hims, who organised the protest, said “This group appears to have gained the political free run of Bath, spouting continual Europhile propaganda, with no real opposition apart from UKIP
“UKIP Bath & UKIP Somerset are very keen to demonstrate to the organisers, attendees & members of the public, that there is still a very active pro-Brexit presence in Bath, and as such we’re holding a peaceful demonstration outside the church immediately prior to the event.”
Despite remaining peaceful and polite throughout the protest, the brexiteers were met with abuse and childishness from the remoaners. They were called “demented”, “little-minded”, “fools”, among a barrage of other insults. A small number of individuals also attacked the leave placards – pushing and shoving them.
In what proved to be an extremely motivating factor of the protest, passing cars were relentlessly honking their horns in support, with the occasional driver shouting out “I voted leave!” or “Out now!”. It was clear from the protest that even in the remain stronghold of Bath, people now want the government to get on with Brexit.
The protest just proved that UKIP is far from finished, and in fact was able to mobilise a huge number of members at short notice, and is still standing up for the will of the people.
Several members of the public were speaking with the protesters (both for leave and remain), including one young man from New Zealand who had a very long conversation with the brexiteers. From speaking with these people, it was clear to me that the vast majority wanted Britain just to get on with it and leave.