Kisses shared around Europe to stop Brexit

People pose kissing each other in a kiss chain holding EU and Union flags organised by pro-Europe 'remain' campaigners seeking to avoid a Brexit in the EU referendum in Parliament Square in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London on June
People pose kissing each other in a kiss chain holding EU and Union flags organised by pro-Europe 'remain' campaigners seeking to avoid a Brexit in the EU referendum in Parliament Square in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 19, 2016.PHOTO: AFP
Members of the public take part in a kiss chain at a stay in, pro EU Referendum event in Parliament Square, Central London, Britain, on June 19, 2016. Britons will vote to stay or leave the European Union on June 23.
Members of the public take part in a kiss chain at a stay in, pro EU Referendum event in Parliament Square, Central London, Britain, on June 19, 2016. Britons will vote to stay or leave the European Union on June 23. PHOTO: EPA

LONDON (AFP) - A line of people kissed each other outside parliament in London on Sunday (June 19) in a show of love to urge Britain to remain in the European Union.

Campaigners said that over 420 people had taken part in the "kiss chain" in London, as other mass kissing events took place in Berlin, Paris and Rome.

The demonstration aimed "to show love is strong between Britain and Europe and to reject hate campaigning ahead of the EU referendum" a statement from organising campaign group Avaaz said.

"A vote for Remain is a vote for love, tolerance and unity in our diversity," commented Alice Jay, Avaaz campaign director in a statement.

Britain votes on Thursday on whether or not to leave the 28-member European Union, and polls indicate the rival campaigns are in a dead heat.