Brexiteers burn EU flag as elated Leavers celebrate escaping clutches of Brussels

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FURIOUS Brexiteers set fire to an EU flag near Downing Street during Brexit celebrations on Friday as the UK left the bloc.

Source: Brexiteers burn EU flag as elated Leavers celebrate escaping clutches of Brussels

A man wrapped himself in the Union Jack flag while setting fire to the EU flag in the street as a crowd of people watched. Crowds have started to gather at Parliament Square in London ahead of the planned Brexit Celebration later this evening. The footage comes as the UK flag has been taken down at the EU Council building in Brussels.

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With Britain’s exit at midnight Brussels time (2300 GMT), it will be considered by the remaining 27 member states as a third country and its Permanent Representation to the EU will become a foreign mission.

Boris Johnson will hail the “dawn of a new era” in an address to the nation outside 10 Downing Street later this evening, while Nigel Farage will lead the celebrations with a rally in central London.

On Saturday the name plate outside the building will be replaced, and it will now be known as the UK Mission to the European Union, which some have already dubbed “UKmissEU’.

 

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