The European Movement raised legitimate concerns yesterday about the advisability of holding the Unite for Europe March after Wednesday’s terrorist attack, but we wish to confirm that the organisers have decided that the march should proceed.
We encourage any member who participates in the march to join in homage to the dead and injured from the Westminster outrage – and recall that the EU is united in its commitment to stand against terrorism.
Yesterday’s tragic events in London mean that the European Movement no longer believe it is appropriate to hold a march on Saturday. In discussions with the police it has been made clear to us that although they will not prevent the march going ahead, it represents an enormous burden at a time when they need to concentrate on the investigation into the terrorist attack in Westminster. It is with sadness that we want to advise you not to travel on Saturday as we do not wish to add to that burden.
Whilst some people may still make the choice to attend the Unite for Europe March, the European Movement will no longer have a presence at it.
The fight to stop Brexit will go on and our movement is growing every day. As Britain’s leading grassroots organisation committed to stopping Brexit we want to involve our members and supporters in doing so.
Together we can stop Brexit, but for the next few days our priorities will be elsewhere.