Citizens Rally: Trafalgar Square protesters call on MPs to guarantee post-Brexit rights

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Protesters descended on Trafalgar Square on Wednesday evening calling on the Government to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit.

The Citizens’ Rally group, which is also supporting British citizens living abroad in Europe, gathered at the central London landmark just after 6pm.

Many waved EU and Union Jack flags and some held placards saying: “You can’t send me home, this is my home.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan addressed the crowd via video link supporting the rally, describing EU citizens living in London as “our friends and our people, we need to fight for them”.

Rally: Protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square (PA)

The event, organised by the3million and British in Europe, was part of a wider day of action for #citizensrights which included a lobby of the UK Parliament at 2pm.

Rally: They called on MPs to guarantee post-Brexit rights (PA)

A spokesman for the group said: “They are our friends, our colleagues, our spouses or our neighbours and they deserves better than being treated like bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations.

“We are not asking for special treatment – just that the rules of the game are not changed after the match has started.

“In the name of fairness, no other outcome would be acceptable and Brexit cannot be used as an excuse to strip us of any of our existing rights now or in the future.”

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