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Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:18 AM

Brexiteers March to Leave with Nigel Farage in Sunderland

The March to Leave set off from a sodden field on Saturday morning, to begin its way over to London over a 14-day period.

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Angry rows broke out as the march started, with several counter-protesters assembling to get their views across.



Carrying love hearts bearing messages like "we love workers' rights" and "we love to have a say", they chanted “you can shove your Brexit up your arse”.

As Mr Farage arrived, a woman set off a flare with the EU colours, to shouts of "exit Brexit" from the counter-protesters. She was shepherded away by police, but no arrests were made.

It is understood that two two advertising vans, made by the anti-Brexit grassroots campaign Led By Donkeys, will also be following the march.



https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/17505822.brexiteers-march-to-leave-with-nigel-farage-in-sunderland/


Farage's army may be glad of the company. 2,000 were slated to take part - each expected to pay Farage £50 for the privilege - but only 100-200 actually turned up at the start in a muddy and rain-drenched field, almost outnumbered by the media and counter-protesters. They better not have blinked or they'd have missed Farage, who soon peeled off to find something better to do with his Saturday.



Led By Donkeys @ByDonkeys

Hiya @Nigel_Farage 👋#EpicProtestMarch


I didn't get past the first two comments on this article:

joe1563
We need to get behind these people leave means leave without any deal we would never get a deal that suits us they wouldn't allow it

adam'n'eveit
why aren't you on the march then?


This seems to sum up their leader's attitude: Nigel Farage will not complete Brexit Betrayal march despite urging supporters to join him



Led By Donkeys @ByDonkeys

Hi millionaire elite property tycoon and Farage funder @TiceRichard, is this the "epic protest march" you've been talking about? Cos right now there are more people in the queue at my local Tesco #MarchToLeave #EpicProtestMarch


Cheering the marchers on from the comfy sidelines while trying to keep a brave face, rabid Brexiteer and BBC Question Time regular Isabel Oakshott sprang into action:



Security might be needed, but more likely to protect the public from some of the marchers:



North East 4 Europe #FBPE @NE4EU

One of the Farage lot has just punched a female member of NE4EU at his Sunderland march.




McWomble 🇬🇧🇪🇺🇺🇸✊✌️ @WombleFree

So this happened to me today at the ⁦@NE4EU⁩ protest at the start of Farage’s march not really a march. Nice people these Hard Leavers. ⁦@angelsforeurope⁩


Not wishing to sound complacent, but if this is the scale of "civil unrest" we face if we don't pander to these arseholes, then so far I'm not very whelmed.

Meanwhile, ace campaigners Led by Donkeys haven't been idle:



Led By Donkeys @ByDonkeys

We had a busy night at @ByDonkeys, covering Sunderland in our billboards. Farage's fake grassroots elite-funded circus has not gone unchallenged ✊


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Reply Brexiteers March to Leave with Nigel Farage in Sunderland (Original post)
Denzil_DC Mar 2019 OP
Iliyah Mar 2019 #1
marylandblue Mar 2019 #2
Denzil_DC Mar 2019 #3
Soph0571 Mar 2019 #6
BooScout Mar 2019 #4
Soph0571 Mar 2019 #7
SwissTony Mar 2019 #5
T_i_B Mar 2019 #9
Denzil_DC Mar 2019 #10
Denzil_DC Mar 2019 #8
Denzil_DC Mar 2019 #11

Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:33 AM

1. Leave then and go to Russia.

My point of view, you are not welcome here in the USA.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:37 AM

2. I first read that headline as Brexiteers were leaving the UK

and perhaps starting their own country on a smaller island in the North Atlantic.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:39 AM

3. Yeah, it's not the most elegantly phrased headline,

almost as confused and inept as Brexit itself, but your interpretation has merit.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 04:49 PM

6. One can only dream

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 09:23 AM

4. I see Farage abandoned them early...

No doubt his sorry ass is sitting in a pub somewhere watching the rugby. Maybe Tommy Robinson joined him.

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Response to BooScout (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 04:50 PM

7. Con man racket

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 11:20 AM

5. 50 quid a day???????

I thought is was £50 total - and even that's excessive!!

Nice little con, Nigel.

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 02:29 AM

9. Paying to attend a protest march?

That's a novel idea. Or should I say that's a really stupid idea that shows the brexshitters total lack of understanding of how something as simple as attending a protest march actually works.

As far as I'm concerned, Farage's troll-puddle martyrs deserve the same minimal publicity that the Socialist Workers Party get when they organise a demo on this small scale.

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 09:01 AM

10. Actually, you're right, it is 50 total!

I'll edit the OP for accuracy's sake.

I did check that with some online newspaper articles while writing the OP as it sounded odd to me too, but I was led astray. Oh, well.

The idea was they'd have a "core" group of 200 marchers who'd pay £50 for bed and board etc. for the two weeks, then others joining the march for shorter periods and making their own arrangements for food and accommodation.

£50 for grub and lodging for two weeks sounds like a bargain that might even appeal to the homeless, but then there's the company you'd have to keep ... and catering by Wetherspoon's?

At that price, it'd have to be heavily subsidized by Leave Means Leave founder millionaire Richard Tice et al. unless they're being put up in barns and subsisting on bread and water.

It looks like they didn't get 200 signing up for the whole thing anyway (a lot of names did sign up online, but many of them tended to be namesakes of a certain German dictator from WWII etc.), as eyewitnesses said they'd dwindled to around 70 not long into the first day's trudge.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 05:28 PM

8. Possibly the first ever footage of Farage looking embarrassed.

Led By Donkeys has an electronic mobile billboard shadowing the march. Here's the standoff between it and Farage, Hoey etc. perched on the Leavermobile at the start of the march. The fact Farage hired an open-top double-decker for a kick-off in Sunderland in March is testament to his forward planning skills.




Led By Donkeys @ByDonkeys

Watch to the end, sound on. It’s just tragic #MarchToLeave

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 09:24 AM

11. The second day's not started well ...



Led By Donkeys @ByDonkeys

Day two of the #MarchToLeave. 77 people including photographers. @Nigel_farage should apologise to those marchers for this farce. But of course he’s disappeared. Shameful.


Farage was reportedly whisked off by non-elitist helicopter to return t London in time for his LBC radio show.



Carlton Reid
@carltonreid

Five mile detour for March to Leave because organisers didn’t factor in Tees Transporter Bridge closed on Sunday. Lack of planning from Brexit supporters? Surely not.


Here's the body of the march. At least it's stopped pissing with rain, so it's a nice day for it.


From the first day:


The Farage embarrassment video clip in my reply above has now received a million views (not all on DU, obviously).

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