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Reflections of a reluctant protestor: I loathe marches but even I couldn’t sit this one out

The prorogation protests will only work, however, if they transcend the Leave/Remain divide

By Julian Baggini  

Photo: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images

I have never been on a political march in my life. That was until this Saturday, when I took to the streets to protest Boris Johnson’s attempt to undermine parliament. I’m glad I did but the experience also confirmed all the reasons for my lack of placard-waving to date—and made me worry about the consequences of this wave of protests.

My march scepticism was confirmed in my first week at university, when we were being encouraged by the student union to go on a “housing demo.” No…

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