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Bob Geldof and Katharine Hamnett join pro-EU march in London this weekend as key speakers

PUBLISHED: 09:11 07 September 2017

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Kent figures will play key role as more than 120,000 join protest calling for an end to Brexit

Faversham Live Aid hero Bob Geldof will be the main speaker at a march in support of the European Union in London on Saturday.

The former Boomtown Rats frontman, best known for raising millions of pounds for Africa through the Band Aid and Live Aid projects, is an outspoken supporter of the EU.

Joining him on the stage will be Gravesend-born fashion designer Katharine Hamnett, an active campaigner who shot to fame in the 1980s when she designed the famous Frankie Say T-shirts for the band Frankie Goes to Hollywood and the Choose Life shirts made famous by George Michael and Wham! She has continued to be an active campaigner for a host of causes including the environment, NHS and civil rights.

Organisers of the event say they are campaigning for an end to Brexit as they believe the UK is better off within the EU.

The People’s March for Europe will start at Curzon Gate in Hyde Park at 11am with more than 120,000 people expected to join the protest.

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  • Geldof should respect the result .of the referendum. Remainers such as he can only damage the democratic process by refusing to accept a decision just because it doesn't suit them. Moreover, he is hardly a hero as it has been proven that much of the money raised by Live Aid actually was used to buy weapons.

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    Dixie

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

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