Hundreds protest against Brexit at Irish border

Hundreds protest against Brexit at Irish borderHundreds of people gathered at the Irish border on Saturday to protest against Brexit, fearing that it could threaten the peace agreement between the British-ruled north and the republic. Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams and current leader Mary Lou McDonald were among around 300 people demonstrating on a bridge near the border town of Newry, above the motorway linking Northern Ireland capital Belfast to Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland. "My commute which is currently an hour is now going to involve three border crossings each way -- that's six border crossings every day," environmental scientist and border resident Patricia McGenity, said at the protest, organised by "Border communities against Brexit".

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