UK: Protesters demand extension of Brexit transition period to save Nissan plant in Sunderland

Sunderland protesters gathered for a socially-distanced demonstration, calling on the UK government to extend the Brexit transition period to negotiate a deal which could allow Nissan plant to remain there, Thursday. People were seen holding banners calling for the extension, standing in front of the Nissan plant. «So 7000 people work at this plant alone but there're thousands of other jobs connected that would go as well in the supply chain so economically it would be a disaster,» said Louise Brown, one of the protesters. The demonstration was triggered but the news that Nissan's global chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta said the company's «business will not be sustainable» if tariffs are imposed due to possible disorderly Brexit. The UK is now in a transition period after leaving the EU, which will last until December, 31. The period can be extended to two more years, but it must be decided by July,1.

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