Hundreds expected to gather at City Hall again for rally against parliament shutdown

The Stop the Coup protest outside Norwich City Hall against the prorogation of parliament. Photo: Ge

The Stop the Coup protest outside Norwich City Hall against the prorogation of parliament. Photo: Geraldine Scott - Credit: Geraldine Scott

Protesters desperate to send a message to the prime minister over the proroguing of parliament are set to occupy the streets of Norwich again today.

A rally against the proposed parliamentary shutdown will be held outside City Hall in Norwich this afternoon, which will see Norwich South MP Clive Lewis among the speakers.

Entitled 'Defend Democracy: Resist the Parliament Shutdown', the rally will see opposers to Boris Johnson's plan gather at 2.30pm, Saturday afternoon.

Mr Lewis said: "Johnson's plan to shut down parliament because he doesn't have the support for a crash out Brexit is straight out of the playbook of the far-right.

"They are clearly only interested in the sovereignty of UK parliament when it suits them.


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"It is completely wrong to deprive us all of the opportunity to have our parliamentary representatives hold the government to account, make key decisions and ensure that there is a lawful basis for action taken."

The rally comes just over a week after another protest was held in the same location, when hundreds gathered as part of the #Stopthecoup movement.

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