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Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament set to spark Brexit protests

Good morning from London.

It’s the fourth consecutive day of Brexit chaos in the capital after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen on Wednesday to suspend Parliament for five weeks to allow for a new session to start in mid-October. The move has been criticized because it limits opportunities for MPs to prevent Britain from leaving the European Union on October 31 without a deal.

Mass protests are expected across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday in response to the controversial move. The anti-Brexit campaign group Another Europe has organized more than 30 “Stop the coup, defend democracy” demonstrations and tens of thousands of people have expressed interest on social media.

Demonstrators wave European Union flags and hold placards as they protest outside of Downing Street in London on August 28.Demonstrators wave European Union flags and hold placards as they protest outside of Downing Street in London on August 28.  DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images

We’ll also follow any developments in the legal action which has been launched by businesswoman Gina Miller, and supported by former Prime Minister John Major, deputy leader of the opposition Labour Party Tom Watson and Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson.

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