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BUSINESSES which operate on Spain’s border with Gibraltar have been asked to remain closed during a planned protest against Brexit. 

The Asctecg group, which represents the interests of Spanish workers in the British territory, said the companies in La Linea de la Concepcion should show solidarity with the workers during the planned march on October 19.

The protest march will meet at 12.30pm some 12 days before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU.

It will depart from Plaza de la Iglesia, go up Calle Sol and Calle Clavel and pass through Plaza de la Constitucion before reaching the boulevard.

“We ask businesses to close at that time to allow more people to attend and for themselves to also join in,” spokesman Jose Uceda said.

“It is clear and evident that they will be the second most affected by a hard or no-deal Brexit.”

The demonstration has two clear objectives, added Uceda.

“A total rejection of a hard Brexit that does so much damage to everyone, including relatives on both sides of the border.

“And we want to demand attention from the government because we need to find solutions.

“We cannot continue to depend on Gibraltar and we need special plans for the Campo de Gibraltar, for people who want to invest but until now have been unable to generate jobs… that has to change.”

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