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From the car workers in East Oxford to the 2 great universities with Eu students who are the lifeblood of what we do together and to the EU migrants who enrich our lives here.. we have come together to #StopTheCoup @OxfordStays
« We stand outside Balliol college, an institution that must cringe at its association with our current PM »
« We do! »
Remain labour, the Lib Dem’s, the Greens are here today to stand together to defend democracy against the coup. #stopthecoup
@catherinemep - Its time for Brits to take to the streets and be active and be angry about what is happening to our democracy.
@catherinemep “Today it is all about standing up for our democracy and saying bollocks to Boris and what he is doing to this country. Oxford is active. Oxford is angry.”
@AnnelieseDodds “for every person here there are many many more who you represent who are worried about their rights, who are worried about their jobs and who are stockpiling .. “
“It’s not just about the damage that no deal will do to the car industry, the farmers, the economy .. but also it’s the psychological impact of no deal...which is devastating People’s lives...
but we the ppl have the power to change this.”
“All this no deal planning .. this money should be being spent on our houses, our schools, our NHS...”
Craig Simmons (Green) Mayor of Oxford “Oxford is a city that fights for the rights of Eu citizens.. our city has benefited hugely from citizens coming from abroad..one of the most diverse and - no coincidence- most successful cities.. Johnson builds walls. Oxford builds bridges”
Graham Jones from the EU movement bringing a message from its president Heseltine: “a government frightened of parliament is frightened of democracy”.
@HelenMountfield the one argument for leaving the EU was to bring democracy closer to those who were left behind has been shown to be a lie. We are governed by ppl who are frightened by accountability through the press, the law or parliament”
Sue Brown, leader of the city council, “we need to fight for our democracy.. there is so much we should be doing instead of wasting huge amounts of money on Brexit which will cause more damage to our economy, not less”
Ian Collard a conservative from Bracknell: “these are not conservatives.. these are nationalists who are becoming increasingly oppressive, attacking ppl who disagree as collaborators, saboteurs”
“Johnson said he wanted to unite the country.. well he’s united us hasnt he? .. we need politicians to be honest @edvaizey and stand up for democracy”
Tom Landell Mills from the Lib Dem’s - to stand up for democracy we need to stand together as we are today in a #RemainAlliance
Leader of the Greens: “our car industry, our research funded by eu.. so much will be destroyed. And it cannot happen by closing down parliament. That’s what tin pot dictators do ... there is no majority for no deal in parl...

We need to come together to stop this”
“We are the defenders of democracy. The right to speak is fundamental”
Rabyah Khan leader of Oxford city Labour Party - “STOP THE COUP” “WHAT DO WE WANT?” “DEMOCRACY”
FAntastic that we have all come together to demonstrate against this #StopTheCoup
“Our country is suffering under austerity and the threat of no deal, which NO ONE VOTED FOR.. let’s redouble our efforts to fight for democracy and against inequality.”

Leader of the UK student climate network

“It is so important that we are here today to make the world a better place & we need a functioning government in order to make a difference”
“Show me what democracy looks like”
This is what democracy looks like!”
Susan Hartman, business manager, speaks: Brexit is killing business. The challenge for you all.. we need to save democracy. This is the thin end of the wedge, we need to fight, fight, fight.
@LaylaMoran “Boris Johnson is a coward. He is afraid of Parliament, and of you. What he is trying to do has no mandate whatsoever... he is trying to silence you, but he will not”
@LaylaMoran: So next week we have the fight for the future of the country.

And despite what it looks like, we have a plan.

And despite what Johnson has done, he has brought everyone together. We will make sure that parliament’s voice is heard.

We can’t do it without you!
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