Protests over Nigel Farage's appearance on BBC radio show

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 October 2019

People gathered to protest Nigel Farage's inclusion in BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions which was broadcast from Backwell School.   Picture: Gareth Newnham

People gathered to protest Nigel Farage's inclusion in BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions which was broadcast from Backwell School. Picture: Gareth Newnham

Gareth Newnham

Protestors gathered outside a school to complain about Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage's appearance on a BBC radio show.

People gathered to protest Nigel Farage's inclusion in BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions which was broadcast from Backwell School.   Picture: Gareth NewnhamPeople gathered to protest Nigel Farage's inclusion in BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions which was broadcast from Backwell School. Picture: Gareth Newnham

Pro-European Union supporters were unhappy Mr Farage was invited onto BBC Radio 4's Any Questions?, which was recorded at Backwell School on Friday.

Protestor Salena Williams, from Stand Up To Racism said the BBC gave Mr Farage and his party too much air time when they 'have so little power compared to representatives from other parties'.

Tamar Sutton, who lives in Long Ashton, said: "We are here because of the big part Nigel Farage has played in Brexit and dividing our country, and I feel he has taken the future away from our country's children."

Hundreds of protestors signed up to an online event, but the turnout was significantly lower.

People gathered to protest Nigel Farage's inclusion in BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions which was broadcast from Backwell School.   Picture: Gareth NewnhamPeople gathered to protest Nigel Farage's inclusion in BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions which was broadcast from Backwell School. Picture: Gareth Newnham

One Bristol Leave group representative also attended.

Across North Somerset, 52 per cent of people voted to leave the EU during the 2016 referendum.

The UK is due to exit the EU this month.

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