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BCAB public meeting and exhibition

Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) has stated that it will not stand by as the British Government seeks to drag the people of Ireland back to the past by inflicting a no-deal Brexit, dragging the North out of the EU against the wishes of its inhabitants and imposing a hard border on the island.

Such a development, the group said, would be a nightmare scenario for communities on both sides of the border, threatening major economic, social and political upheaval.

Food producers, manufacturers, workers, students and the community will all suffer, while border infrastructure would re-open wounds from the conflict we have all worked hard to put behind us.

Twenty five years ago , the South Armagh Farmers’ and Residents’ Committee was formed to campaign against British militarisation of the countryside and communities of South Armagh which saw much harassment of the local population.

To mark that anniversary and to demonstrate the reality of a hard border and the widespread opposition to its return, Border Communities Against Brexit will host a Public Meeting and Exhibition in Tí Chulainn, Mullaghbawn, Co. Armagh on Saturday, 12th October.

Speakers will include those who formed the South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee. All individuals and community groups are welcome to the event.

The meeting in Mullaghbawn begins at 7.30pm with the exhibition open to the public from 5pm.