19th February 2020

In_pictures Brexit: How Northern Ireland marked leaving the EU in pictures

In_pictures Brexit: How Northern Ireland marked leaving the EU in pictures

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As the UK left the European Union on Friday, there were passionate public demonstrations in Northern Ireland from people on both sides of the Brexit debate.

BBC News NI has picked out a few snapshots showing how Northern Ireland marked a significant moment in history.

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DUP MLA Jim Wells celebrates the countdown to Brexit with pro-Brexit supporters outside Stormont on Friday night

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Getty Images/Charles McQuillan

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Earlier, anti-Brexit campaigners held placards at Stormont repeating their calls for a referendum on Irish unity

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Workers dismantled the European Commission’s sign as it closed its Belfast office

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A Brexiteer had a parting message for the EU outside the gates of Stormont on Friday night

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Anti-Brexit campaigners have not changed their minds either as they drove their latest campaign poster to Stormont

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BBC Newsline’s white board gave the public a chance to express their feelings outside Belfast City Hall

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Declan Fearon from Border Communities Against Brexit addressed a protest at Carrickcarnon just over the Irish border on Friday night

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Brexiteers celebrated to the beat of a Lambeg drum outside Stormont

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The Carrickcarnon protestors pointed out that a majority in Northern Ireland voted to stay in the EU

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A smiling woman flew the Union flag at the celebration outside Stormont

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