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Battle over Brexit

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 01:23

Anti-UKIP protesters come face to face with the party's supporters in Northampton. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Chanting protesters came face to face with supporters of the United Kingdom Independence (UKIP) party in Northampton town centre on Tuesday (May 31), forcing party leader Nigel Farage to cancel a planned campaign event in the area. Farage was scheduled to make a speech in the town centre urging Briton's to vote to leave the European Union in a June 23 referendum. However, a group of protesters holding anti-UKIP banners gathered in area, chanting anti-UKIP, pro-immigration slogans. Heated arguments then broke out between a number of protesters and the UKIP supporters that had gathered to hear Farage. An announcement by a police officer that the UKIP leader would no longer be attending was greeted by cheers from the protesters. Earlier in the day the Farage campaigned in the nearby city of Birmingham, riding in an open-top bus before mingling with residents, but the events in Northampton caused him to change his afternoon plans. Britons vote on June 23 on whether to remain in the EU.

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Battle over Brexit

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 01:23