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Brexit Party MEPs decided to turn their backs in protest to the EU as the anthem “Ode To Joy” played Tuesday during the first day of parliament.

British MEPs Brexit Party turn their backs during the European anthem ahead of the inaugural session at the European Parliament on July 2 , 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Photo by FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The 29 newly elected MEPs decided to face the back of the wall as the anthem played. Frustrated with the Brexit Partys defiance, EU President Antonio Tajani said, “You stand for the anthem of another country.”

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“What is disrespectful is to take the ancient nation states of Europe and without asking anybodys permission, turn it into a country because thats what the president of the parliament called it this morning,” said party leader Nigel Farage in response to EU presidents comments. “Im all for a nation of states working together, trading together, Im all for that. What Im against is – and it was shown this morning by the very act of declaring it to be a country – is this forced political integration without any real democratic support.”

“No doubt, if its that noisy theyll do their best to make sure we leave on the 31st October.”@Nigel_Farage suggests the @brexitparty_uk will continue to make their presence known in the EU parliament saying: “Theyll know were here.”

More here: https://t.co/CapRug0Uue pic.twitter.com/2pucaQge9p

— Sky News Politics (@SkyNewsPolitics) July 2, 2019

Farage continued to show support for his party MEPs protest by stating on Twitter afterwards, “The Brexit Party has already made its presence felt.”

The Brexit Party has already made its presence felt. https://t.co/cyHyYsG6y4

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) July 2, 2019

Other British MEPs have also expressed enthusiasm for their party:

Brexit Party MEPs have arrived in the EU Parliament. Here to get us out. pic.twitter.com/ZqqLyA2sRb

— Michael Heaver MEP (@Michael_Heaver) July 1, 2019

With my new ⁦@brexitparty_uk⁩ colleagues at the opening session of the 9th legislative. Making our presence felt pic.twitter.com/ycH5C23KNy

— Nathan Gill ➡ (@NathanGillMEP) Read More – Source

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