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Europe sends love, kisses to Britain

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 01:18

People gather in Rome, Paris and Berlin to send a chain of love and kisses to Britain, to show how much they want Britain to stay in the European Union. Diane Hodges reports.

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This might not seem unusual in Rome, but this kiss has a special meaning. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CAMPAIGNER FOR INTERNATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AVAAZ, LUCA NICOTRA, SAYING: "We are organizing a symbolic action. It's a kissing chain that is starting in Rome and is passing through Berlin and then Paris and then London that is literally meant to send kisses and love to the UK in this tragic moment after the death of Jo Cox, but also in this crucial week that is meant to decide if UK stays with Europe or not." Britons are scheduled to vote June 23rd on whether to leave the European Union, and make a so-called "Brexit". The campaign was suspended after British politician Jo Cox, who supported staying, was killed last Thursday as she was about to meet with constituents. Some witnesses say the man who shot and stabbed her shouted a slogan adopted by those who want to leave the E-U. So the non-governmental group 'Avaaz', wants to send a wave of love, to counter the violence. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ANNE AGIUS, GLOBAL CAMPAIGNER FOR CITIZENS' MOVEMENT AVAAZ, SAYING: "The voices are getting louder and louder who want to split us and spread hatred in our societies. And we want to show that we stand for unity and for love." And also mix a little business with their pleasure.

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Europe sends love, kisses to Britain

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 01:18