As crowds gathered last week to protest UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament ahead of Brexit, a distraught woman pushed her way in front of the cameras to voice her fears of being kicked out of the country.

“I’m Portuguese and I’ve worked here for 20 years,” she said, explaining that her bid to register for the right to stay had been refused. “I looked after your children, I looked after the elderly of this country. Now you kick me out.”

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