Rise up and Resist! Sunday 22 September

Hundreds of supporters of Brighton and Hove 4 EU and Women 4 Europe marched on the Labour conference on Sunday 22 September, in support of democracy and Remaining in the EU.


In the shadow of the i360, we gathered to hear some wonderful speeches from, amongst others, Alex Philips MEP, Naomi Smith from Best for Britain and modern-day suffragette Kate Willoughby. 


The messages were clear: democracy must be protected. Women's rights and minority rights are threatened by Brexit. 

Alex Philips MEP (the good one) spoke of her pride in British MEPs working for their constituents in the European Parliament and her shame at the antics of the Brexit Party

Naomi Smith from Best for Britain, reminded us of the horrors of the Troubles and the risks of their return

Kate Willoughby, modern-day suffragette, told the crowd that people fought hard for our rights, and that we must never take them for granted

Eulalie Pennant delivered a scorching speech about the human, racist cost of Brexit

Peter Kyle, MP for Hove, explained how the Kyle-Wilson amendment can bring Britain back together


Our own Susie Courtault made the case for Women4Europe

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, eloquently made the case for democracy and a People's Vote 

Young activist Nina Parker told the crowd "The only way we're going to save ourselves is by working together"


Steve Bray led the calls to the Labour conference to "Stop Brexit"

The inspirational Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury, Whitstable and the Villages, stood up for her Kent constituents and warned of the horrific dangers of a no-deal Brexit for those living near Dover.

thanks to Michael Fieldsend and EUnityLewes for the photos