Concertgoers at The Last Night Of The Proms have shown their solidarity with the European Union by waving EU flags during the performance.
In the run-up to the finale of the annual classical music event, it was reported that anti-Brexit campaigners were trying to drum up support for a twist on the usual union-jack-waving opportunity by handing out the EU banner to those in attendance instead.
When the programme aired on BBC1 on Saturday evening, viewers could see the EU flag making appearances in the stalls of the Royal Albert Hall. There was even one prominently placed on the conductor’s stand which was decorated with flags from across the globe.
A crowdfunding page raised more than £1,100 to buy the flags, with the annual musical event apparently chosen as it is “televised and has a very high profile”.
Sunday, 11 September 2016
The Guardian: EU flags waved at Last Night of the Proms in anti-Brexit protest