EU citizens are our neighbours, colleagues, friends and family. And we say: hands off!
Here are some of the beautiful stories shared on Twitter. Check out the hashtag to see more.
Keep your #handsoff my mum, Theresa, she’s been a part of this country for almost as long as you’ve been alive, why should she have to apply for permission to stay here?? #EUcitizensChampion pic.twitter.com/UG0Ylswsmh
— Chris Kendall 🇪🇺 (@ottocrat) January 17, 2019
#HandsOff my colleagues and friends Irène, Mónica, Sylvia, Valerie, Mette, Virginie my dentist Janucz and his dentist wife Justina, my dental hygienist Aniko, my friends Guy, Séverine, Cristina, Isabelle, Cécile, Anne, Wolkert and Wilma and my neighbour Astrid #PeoplesVote
— Chris Thomas #FBPE (@cgthomas51) January 18, 2019
#HandsOff my brilliant EU colleagues, students and PGRs in @SMLCLeeds and all across @UniversityLeeds We are working together on research, teaching and leadership and would all be poorer without them.
— Prof Ingrid Sharp (@IngridESharp) January 18, 2019
My wife moved to the UK with me over 15 years ago, after I spent a couple of years in her native Iceland. She worked and paid taxes. She did two degrees. We now have a kid. We were happy here – and then 2016 and Brexit threw our lives in the air and into limbo. #HandsOff
— Craig Grannell (@CraigGrannell) January 17, 2019
The tall one in the hat is my completely wonderful husband Henrik. The UK has been his home for over 20 years. He's loved and needed by so many here. He BELONGS here. He deserves certainty! #RingFenceOurRights #HandsOff #InLimbo #InLimboToo pic.twitter.com/LaSNBsqCAM
— vicky (@toppentwo) January 17, 2019
@eucitizenschamp I am a Head of Department at UCL and @UCL_CPM has 15 full-time continental European members of staff. They represent about 30% of total. Losing them would be devastating – institutionally, intellectually, personally. They are our lifeblood. #HandsOff #StopBrexit
— D'Maris Coffman (@ddcoffman) January 17, 2019
This is my partner Giovanni, an EU citizen, and I. His home is with me in Scotland. Hard to describe how frightening the threats and uncertainty about his status in the UK are. #HandsOff @eucitizenschamp @theresa_may pic.twitter.com/FPmOo1TxCk
— Sìm Innes (@siminnes) January 17, 2019
#HandsOff my Romanian sister-in-law, my Greek boss, my Spanish & Greek colleagues, and the Polish nurses who put up with me being a Whiny McWhineface when I was in hospital with kidney stones. https://t.co/CA7YsrPB1c
— Kevin Gilmartin – DM • Gamer • Nerd (@KevinGilmartin) January 17, 2019
This whole Brexit rollercoaster nightmare has made me feel very unwelcome to the place that I've called home for the last (almost) six years. But all these #HandsOff tweets are truly restoring my faith in humanity. Thank you so much to all of you, and to @the3million. Thank you.
— Neli U. E. (@Neli_FilmEditor) January 17, 2019
#Handsoff my #EU #Bulgarian Financee who has been working and paying taxes for 10yrs in the #UK, has done voluntary work and contributes everyday to our country @eucitizenschamp pic.twitter.com/8H7Uc0P1au
— Adele Bates (@AdeleJBates) January 17, 2019
I’m in hospital at the moment, and at least five of the staff who have looked after me have been EU citizens. They’ve been caring and professional and our hospitals need them. #handsoff https://t.co/EMaFnayoDH
— Claire (@Clairabethy) January 17, 2019