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Politics / Lerwick joins national protest against parliament suspension

The protestors at the Town Hall. Photo: Chris Brown

SHETLAND played its part in a series of protests across the UK on Saturday against Boris Johnson’s planned suspension of parliament.

More than 20 folk braved the rain to gather at the Market Cross in Lerwick on Saturday afternoon before marching through the street and heading to the Town Hall.

The Shetland protestors joined thousands of other Defend Our Democracy – Stop the Coup campaigners across the UK.

It comes after prime minister Johnson confirmed during the week that he plans to prorogue parliament just weeks before the 31 October Brexit deadline.

Chancellor Sajid Javid, however, told BBC Radio 4 that it is “quite usual this time of year for parliament to go in to a recess”.