What a fantastic march and rally the team from EU in Brum laid on for us over the weekend. The Andrew Adonis' total was 12 thousand participants! Victoria Square was packed with more supporters joining as we marched around the streets. A big thank you goes to Karen for her help with the marshal's (does that make her Sheriff?).
The marchers were accompanied by a range of music (and the usual chants about 'Testiculis ad Brexitum' and sticking Brexit up a curtain individual...) including a Samba band, a pair of trumpeters playing Ode to Joy and the, now infamous, Swindon percussionist. More supporters joined the back of the march as it progressed. An inspiring site...
Once at Victoria Square we were entertained, informed and rabble-roused by a succession of speakers and entertainers:
The No10 Vigil
Madeleina Kay (EU Super Girl)
The whole speaker line up was as follows.
AC Grayling - Philosopher and Author
Mike Galsworthy - Scientists for EU - Speech
Brigid Jones (no, not that one) - Birmingham Labour Councillor
Morriam Jan - Birmingham Liberal Democrats
James Mellor, Andrew Hardy & Andy Davidson - Remainer Now
Alena Useinovic - In Limbo
Marina Prentoulis - Another Europe is Possible
Charles Gibson - Best for Britain
Daisy Cooper - Liberal Democrats
Stuart Thomson - Veterans for Europe
Mark Anderson - for Neena Gill MEP
Tim Skeet - Former chair of B4E
Andrew Adonis - Labour Peer
All MC'ed by Tim Evans from Surrey for Europe