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.
Hats off to Stop the Coup protesters in Lerwick – undaunted by drenching Shetland rain. pic.twitter.com/gjN3daCIeq
— Mark Kermode (@KermodeMovie) August 31, 2019
The Shetland protestors joined thousands of other Defend Our Democracy – Stop the Coup campaigners across the UK.
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”.
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