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Kate Hopkins’ pro-Brexit rally draws an absolutely tiny crowd

A pro-Brexit rally led by Katie Hopkins drew a meagre crowd – with reports that as few as 20 people attended the march through Exeter city centre.

Hopkins was in the southwest city to encourage leave voters not to give up on a no-deal Brexit, reports in DevonLive.

Photos of the rally posted to social media show a low turn-out, with local media reporting only dozens attended the rally.

Twitter users were left asking whether the demonstration could even be called a rally.

One Twitter user wrote: "Saw more people queuing for a kebab on the high street last night."

Another commented: "I’ve seen more people in a Dr’s waiting room."

Another wrote: "Is that a demonstration or the bus queue?"

But the demonstration was not without drama, with local Labour councillor Emma Brennan branding Hopkins a racist.

Cllr Brennan reportedly tried to interrupt Katie during an interview with ITV, shouting "she is a racist woman that no one wants to hear from."

Cllr Brennan then continued to shout: "Why is ITV giving a platform to a racist?"

In an interview ahead of the rally, Hopkins said: “This is a battle of attrition – wearing down the Leave voters until they give in to Theresa May’s horrific deal just to get people to shut up about it.



"People are sick to death of all the talking and moaning. Right now, we need to remember what we voted for.

"We need to remember the feeling of elation when we won. And we need to dig deep for Brexit. May has surrendered to the EU, we have not”.

While much of the South West voted to leave the EU, more than half of voters in Exeter wanted to remain in the EU.

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