Loyalists march on Downing Street demonstrating against the Northern Ireland ...

Loyalists march on Downing Street demonstrating against the Northern Ireland ...
Loyalists march on Downing Street demonstrating against the Northern Ireland ...

British loyalists marched in London today demonstrating against the Northern Ireland Protocol between the UK and the European Union.

The group met in London's Trafalgar Square and marched down Whitehall to Number 10 Downing Street to rally against the protocol that was agreed during Brexit negotiations to protect the 1998 Good Friday agreement. 

The protocol was implemented to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, by effectively keeping Northern Ireland in the EU's single goods market.

British loyalists marched from Trafalgar Square to Houses of Parliament and Downing Street protesting the Northern Ireland Protocol between the UK and the European Union today

British loyalists marched from Trafalgar Square to Houses of Parliament and Downing Street protesting the Northern Ireland Protocol between the UK and the European Union today

The group met in London's Trafalgar Square (pictured) and marched down Whitehall to Number 10 Downing Street

The group met in London's Trafalgar Square (pictured) and marched down Whitehall to Number 10 Downing Street

Pictured: A lorry is checked at Larne harbour which is one of the main entry points between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom on September 7, 2021. The protocol was put in place to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, by effectively keeping Northern Ireland in the EU's single market for goods

But unionists have been pushing for it to be scrapped because of the trade barriers it has created on products crossing the Irish Sea from Great Britain.

Pictures from the capital showed a number of unionists, some waving the Union Jack and dressed in red coats, carrying a banner that read: 'Stop the Northern Ireland Protocol. United we stand. Divided we fall.'

The group gathered in Trafalgar Square before setting off towards the Prime Minister's residence, where the banner was held outside the gates.

Pictures from the capital showed a number of unionists, some waving the Union Jack and dressed in red coats, carrying a banner that read: 'Stop the Northern Ireland Protocol. United we stand. Divided we fall.'

Pictures from the capital showed a number of unionists, some waving the Union Jack and dressed in red coats, carrying a banner that read: 'Stop the Northern Ireland Protocol. United we stand. Divided we fall.'

Flag bearers, some with medals on their chests, led the way, while other held signs including one which read 'NI is the UK not EU' (pictured)

Flag bearers, some with medals on their chests, led the way, while other held signs including one which read 'NI is the UK not EU' (pictured)

Flag bearers, some with medals on their chests, led the way, while other held signs including one which read 'NI is the UK not EU'. 

The EU appeared ready to surrender the Northern Ireland 'sausage war' on Friday as Brussels sought to ease the tense row over post-Brexit trade.

British products entering Ulster will be granted an exemption from the bloc's rules on third-country goods under plans expected to be revealed by the European Commission next week.

The two sides have been at loggerheads this year over a ban on chilled exports crossing the Irish Sea, caused by Northern Ireland's special post-Brexit trade status.

Britain is attempting to have the wider Northern Ireland Protocol rewritten to ease goods trade and resulting social tension, something the EU is refusing to do.

However, reports from Brussels yesterday suggested that Brexit commissioner, Maros Sefcovic, is preparing to unveil the EU's plans next week, which will

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