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Protests against Johnson's ‘smash and grab’ coup to take place across Britain

PROTESTS are planned across Britain against Boris Johnson’s “smash and grab” coup in suspending Parliament.

More demonstrations are expected in major towns and cities after spontaneous protests were sparked by the PM’s prorogation announcement on Wednesday.

Protests organised by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity will launch at Chester Town Hall tomorrow at 7.30pm.

On Saturday mobilisations will take place in Newcastle, Cambridge, Doncaster, Swansea and Leeds.

Liverpool and Manchester will stage demonstrations on Monday and others will take place in Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Southampton and London on Tuesday.

Thousands are expected for the London event at 6pm in Parliament Square.

Calls for an immediate general election will be led by Labour MPs including Richard Burgon, Laura Smith and Laura Pidcock. Ms Pidcock has accused Johnson of an “abuse of power,” warning of “a dangerous, anti-democratic precedent” set by shutting down Parliament in this manner.

Lindsey German from the People’s Assembly said: “It is clear the only way out of the crisis is for a general election to give the people the opportunity to bring down the hard-right Tory government led by the unelected Boris Johnson.

“The only way to end the Tory austerity nightmare is the election of an anti-austerity government committed to saving our hospitals and schools, investing in housing, renationalising our public services and acting on behalf of the people — not Johnson and the Tories’ pals in the banks and big business.”

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