PICS: Remain Activists Descend On Jo Cox Memorial Event

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LONDON, United Kingdom – Thousands filled Trafalgar Square this afternoon, for a commemoration of the life of Jo Cox MP. Many used the event, however, to calls for her memory to be employed to fight to keep Britain inside the European Union (EU). Performers and speakers included Lily Allen, Bono from U2, and actor Bill Nighy – all prominent supporters of the European Union. Malala Yousafzai and actor Gillian Anderson (X-Files) also spoke. Today would have been the MP’s 42nd birthday, which was given as the reason the event’s timing. The fact its also just hours before polls opened for the Brexit vote was not insignificant – something her widower, Brendan Cox, acknowledged from the start. “Today would have been Jo’s 42nd birthday. She would have spent it bashing around the streets of her hometown, trying to convince people that Britain is stronger in Europe”, he told the crowd. Mr. Cox added, to prolonged applause, that, “she feared the consequences of Europe dividing again, hated the idea of building walls between us and worried about the dynamics which that would unleash”. He also said, before her alleged killer Thomas Mair’s trial has even began: “Jo’s killing was political. It was