Brexit stunt: Demonstrators project SOS message on White Cliffs of Dover in plea to Europe

A series of images has been colourfully beamed onto the iconic landmark in the direction of Europe calling for an extension to Article 50 to be granted by Brussels as well as a People’s Vote on any withdrawal deal. Outspoken activist group Led By Donkeys was behind the stunt which saw a series of anti-Brexit videos transmitted onto the cliffs this afternoon. Among the messages on the huge 50mx75m projection included a singular golden star symbolising Britain’s membership with the bloc, alongside this it read: “This is our star. We’re fighting for it.”

The group behind several viral billboards also called for MPs to take notice of the change in public opinion since the 2016 referendum and highlighted there is now “2 million” more potential voters.

In a series of posts of the cliff which is located at the UK’s closest point to Europe, it said: “Democracy doesn’t stand still, right now this country want to remain 6million voted to revoke article 50.”

It added: “The politicians have failed, its time for a people’s vote.”

The Remainers also took aim at the former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and beamed a particularly embarrassing quote from him about the importance of Dover for trade.

The tweet about Mr Raab said: “I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this but… we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.”

The demonstrators also posted the SOS image on social media, and accompanied this by begging for help from the French President and German Chancellor whilst taking aim at “hard right” Brexiteers.

Led By Donkeys wrote on Twitter: “Dear Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel, opportunists from the hard right want Britain to crash out of Europe, even though a majority now wants to stay.

“We think the people should decide what happens next. But please give us more time.”

Earlier Ms Merkel said she was still hopeful that a no-deal Brexit could be avoided as "where there's a will there's a way".

The anti-Brexit post has since gone vital and drew some considerable attention from Europhile Guy Verhofstadt.

The Brexit Coordinator responded on Twiiter by saying: "Quite something to see the White Cliffs of Dover turn blue.

“But the European project is much more than a lifebuoy. It's our rock on which we have to build our future, especially in turbulent times."

Meanwhile the prospect of a no deal Brexit decreased last night after legislation tabled by Labour's Yvette Cooper passed through the House of Commons with a majority of just one vote.

However the bill needs to be approved by the House of Lords who are yet make a decision.

But any agreement to extend Article 50 needs to be approved by all 27 EU member states otherwise the default position remains the UK will leave the European Union without a deal on April 12.

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