Farage's Brexit March Route Through Chiswick Being Kept Secret

Details not being released until day before the event

March To Leave proceeding through the country


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The route of the planned march through Chiswick on Friday 29 March in support of Brexit has still not been disclosed by the organisers.

For what are believed to be concerns about security and counter demonstrations, the participants in the march are to be informed of the assembly area and route 24 hours beforehand.

The only information released so far is that Chiswick Park station will be the closest to the area where the final stage of the march will begin.

March To Leave, which departed from Sunderland on 16 March and plans to proceed from Chiswick to Parliament Square on the day that the UK was originally due to leave the European Union, is a nationwide protest organised by Nigel Farage and the Leave Means Leave group.

The march has taken place without major incident as it has travelled south although turnout has been no more than a few hundred on each day. The core marchers are required to pay £50 to join but get free food and board. Brexit supporters are being asked to join them to show their support and register as 'cheer leaders'.

It is expected that the final leg will have the largest number of participants as the intention is to finish with a demonstration in front of parliament. It is not thought likely that the march will be anywhere near the scale of the anti-Brexit protest that took place in central London this Saturday with an estimated one million people attending. The march's web site suggests 'thousands' will congregate at Parliament Square for the culmination of the march but there is no indication how many of these will have walked from Chiswick.

Map of route originally published on March to Leave web site

When we asked the organisers at the time the march was originally announced about their plans for the Chiswick leg their spokesman told us that it was their intention to most proceed along the Thames Path towards Westminster. He said that they will try to avoid disruption as much as possible, but road closures may be necessary and they were work with police and relevant authorities. He said Chiswick was chosen as an assembly point because the previous leg of the march concludes at Beaconsfield and therefore many of those attending would be arriving from the west of London rather than it being picked as a provocative gesture towards a predominantly Remain supporting area.

The police and Hounslow Council have not given any indication of road closures or any measures that will be in place to marshal the march. Concerns have been expressed that far right groups will attach themselves to the march at this stage.

The map of the march route originally given on the March to Leave web site but now removed seems to indicate that the assembly point will be somewhere close to Turnham Green.

March 24, 2019


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