The Daily Populous

Sunday October 23rd, 2022 morning edition

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Thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of central London to call for the UK to rejoin the EU.

The National Rejoin March on Saturday (22 October) saw demonstrators, who had travelled from across the UK, walk from Park Lane to Parliament Square.

Protesters dressed in the EU’s blue and yellow colours, with many holding signs that said “Brexit was never going to work”, “For lower bills £rejoin the EU” and “We voted romaine”.

“It wasn’t a supermajority result, 52 and 48 is not something that you can just completely upturn and upend the whole country.

Oliver Jackson, a 26-year-old warehouse worker from Dorset, said that it was important for politicians to listen to those who wanted to rejoin the EU.

Honestly, the best way to get the UK back on track is to rejoin, at the very least, the single market and then the EU.

Joshua Allotey, 57, from Winchester, who works for a local authority, believed the UK would continue to suffer because of having left the EU. »

Armed and Masked 'Ballot Watchers' Sat by a Mesa, Arizona Drop Box

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A voter places a ballot in a drop box outside of the Maricopa County Elections Department on August 02, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Police investigated armed and masked individuals parked near a ballot drop box in Mesa, Arizona.

Arizona police were called to investigate armed and masked individuals parked near a ballot drop box Friday night, according to local reports. »

Mississippi unveils Emmett Till statue near where white men kidnapped and killed Black teen decades earlier

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(AP) — Hundreds of people applauded — and some wiped away tears — as a Mississippi community unveiled a larger-than-life statue of Emmett Till on Friday, not far from where white men kidnapped and killed the Black teenager over accusations he had flirted with a white woman in a country store.

“It’s beautiful to be here,” said Webster, attending the ceremony on a sunny afternoon during a visit with Mississippi relatives.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, whose district encompasses the Delta, noted that Mississippi had no Black elected officials when Till was killed. »