School students protest against PM’s Brexit deal

More than 200 students from four schools in Belfast have walked out in a protest over the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal.

Pupils from schools including Lagan College, Wellington College, Methody College and Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock took part in the demonstration on Monday.

The campaign was coordinated by organisers with Our Future, Our Choice NI (OFOC NI), a group of young people in Northern Ireland campaigning for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

The Lagan College walkout organising committee said: “Us politics students at Lagan College have become frustrated with how the politicians in our country and the rest of the UK have ignored the opinions and views of young people regarding the issues of Brexit and other political issues.

“We didn’t get the chance to vote on the outcome of our future, so we want to take this final opportunity to express ourselves and our views.”

OFOC NI is a group of young people from across Northern Ireland who been campaigning since the end of August towards getting a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

It said: “We have grown as a movement and throughout our time working we have been encouraging young Northern Irish people to become involved in politics and allowed them to have a voice.

“We are delighted to have been able to inspire and support the school students who are involved in this event. They are an inspiring selection of students and we hope that others will be inspired by their actions.”

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