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London Authorities Reject Proposal to Lower EU Flag After Brexit Referendum

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It is disappointing to see that the London Assembly voted against lowering the EU flag following the Brexit referendum, according to the statement of the UK Independence Party's (UKIP).

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The London Assembly has voted against the UK Independence Party's (UKIP) initiative to lower the EU flag after British voters supported Brexit in a referendum, the party said in a statement on Wednesday.

"It is disappointing to see that the London Assembly has voted against lowering the EU flag following the historic referendum result only two weeks ago. Lowering the EU flag and raising the cross of St George outside City Hall would have been a purely symbolic act, but nevertheless an act which would have humbly recognised that the metropolitan elite must begin to listen to the people of the nation," UKIP London Assembly member David Kurten said in a statement published on the party's website.

On June 23, the UK voters took part in the referendum and decided to back the UK exit from the European Union.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said on Monday he was resigning after fulfilling his promise to have Britain out of the European Union.

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