Stand of Defiance European Movement was started by Steven Bray in September 2017. Like so many people, he’d felt ignored and unrepresented since the referendum just over a year before. The protests where hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets to demonstrate how they felt, had largely been ignored by both government and the press.
Steve felt it was time to do something different, in a place where his voice would be heard, where the decisions were being made by the very people who weren’t listening: Parliament.
He organised a ‘Day of Action’ on the day MPs returned from their summer recess. He wanted an event where like-minded people could come together in defiance against the way they’d been disenfranchised.