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London campaigners hold pro-migrant protest after Brexit

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 00:39

Hundreds of pro-migrant protesters rally in central London following Britain's referendum on European Union membership which resulted in a vote 52-48 percent to leave the EU. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Pro-migrant protesters staged a rally in central London on Friday evening (June 24) highlighting an issue which divided campaigners in Britain's referendum on European Union membership one day after the UK voted 52-48 percent to leave the bloc. The victory for the Leave campaign, fueled by anti-immigrant as well as anti-EU sentiment, dealt a blow to Britain's governing Conservative Party -- Prime Minister David Cameron resigned -- but also to the EU, struggling to cope with a massive influx of migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. Central to the campaign was the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), a small British party challenging the EU's freedom of movement principle and calling for stricter control of migrants, which became an electoral threat to Cameron's Conservatives and prompted the prime minister to pledge the in/out referendum on the EU issue. The protesters on Friday rallied outside the headquarters of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's UK operations. Murdoch's The Sun and The Times newspapers came out in support of the Leave campaign, while his Sunday Times backed Remain.

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London campaigners hold pro-migrant protest after Brexit

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 00:39