Unite for Europe march, 25th Mar 2017
There are times when you have to stand up for what you believe in.

For me 25th March 2017 was one of those times I did so - along with 100,000 or so others marching to show the British government that - whatever they claim - they do not speak for us (FWIW I regard myself as a patriot but not a nationalist, and consider the course that they are plotting to be irresponsible and dangerous. But YMMV, of course).

Our little group traveled up from Bournemouth with a coachload of folks from Dorset for Europe (a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/DorsetForEurope/" rel="nofollow">www.facebook.com/groups/DorsetForEurope/), assembled at Pall Mall with everyone else, and then marched on Parliament. The police held back the start of the march by an hour as apparently it was a lot larger than they expected.

The atmosphere was relaxed, happy and determined, with police cars parked along the route being covered in daffodils in memory of the officer who lost his life outside Parliament just three days earlier.

When we reached Parliament Square there were the inevitable speeches (including a guest appearance by Patrick Stewart!), but not before a minutes silence for the victims of the attack.

Standing so close to where others had lost their lives was an incredibly humbling experience (for me at least) the right thing to do.

We are not afraid, and we stand together.
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