Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has urged people to take part in the demonstrations that will take place along the border this evening against any hardening of the border a result of Brexit.
The Newry/Armagh MP said:
“The Tories have shown a complete disregard for the livelihoods of the people of the north of Ireland in their hasty pursuit of Brexit.
“There is a concern that Brexit will cause profound and lasting damage to our economy and jobs, and reverse two decades of hard work to build a more equitable society in the north.
“The open border has become a symbol of the progress the people of the north have worked tirelessly for and any hardening of the border or a unionist veto is an unacceptable reversal of that.
“Tonight, Border Communities Against Brexit are hosting a series of protests against any hardening of the border that will take place at 38 crossings all along the border.
“I urge as many people as possible to get to their nearest border crossing tonight to send a clear message to the DUP, the Tories, to Dublin and Brussels.”