HUNDREDS of people marched through Stroud this morning to protest against Boris Johnson’s plan to close Parliament.
Led by the Stroud Red Band, people from all political parties processed through the town to the Sub Rooms, where speeches were given.
The protestors joined thousands of others across the UK who have taken to the streets in protest this morning.
Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament has received strong opposition from MPs and opponents of a no-deal Brexit.
Stroud MP David Drew said: “We are about to determine this country’s future, yet the people of Stroud, and the UK, are about to be denied representation.
“I was heartened today that people from across political party lines, share my view that parliamentary scrutiny should be at the heart of our democracy.
“There is so much parliamentary work to be done – not only regarding Brexit, but also to tackle the urgent crises in our environment, NHS, education and housing.”
A petition against Boris Johnson’s plan has received more than a million signatures.
And yesterday, former Tory Prime Minister Sir John Major said that he will be teaming up with anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller to oppose the decision to suspend Parliament in the courts.
He believes that the prime minister’s proposal is designed to stop MPs from opposing a no-deal Brexit.