Activists hold up banner saying 'England get out of Scotland' at border during protest

Campaigners from Action for Scotland insist the border should be closed to English people, although, they say they are not anti-English.

Nationalists held up a banner reading 'England get out of Scotland' at the border today during a protest.

Activists wearing face masks printed with the St Andrews flag stood at the 'Welcome to Scotland' sign at the border in Berwick.

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Campaigners from Action for Scotland insist the border should be closed to English people, although they say they are not anti-English.

(L-R) James Connelly and Sean Clerkin of Action For Scotland, at the Scottish/English border at Berwick

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Activist Sean Clerkin said: "All people must stop travelling from England to Scotland for non essential reasons to protect the people of Scotland from Covid-19.

"New cases of Covid-19 are 5.5 times higher in England than Scotland and Professor Rowland Kao a mathematical biologist at Edinburgh University stated recently

that if there is increased travel between England and Scotland it is inevitable that cases of Covid-19 will increase in Scotland.

Sean Clerkin of Action For Scotland, at the Scottish/English border at Berwick.

"We are drawing attention to this issue and calling on the Scottish Government to implement quarantine restrictions on people from south of the border if they are

engaged in non essential travel.

"It would be best that people living in England think of others and take staycations in England which is in the best interest of public health.

"The idea that today's protest is anti English is simply not true.

"This protest is purely about protecting the health of the people of Scotland."

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