Yet again, the quirky tradition of clicking pictures of dogs outside polling stations has caught up with voters in the UK, which went to elections for the third time in four years.
As millions of people stepped out on Thursday to cast their franchise, which will decide who among their leaders would solve the Brexit muddle, many were accompanied by their pooches at the polling booths.
Using hashtag #dogsatpollingstations, many voters took to social media to share pictures of their pets outside polling booths. Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson too took part in the election tradition and shared a picture of his pet along with a caption that read, “Folks, today is the day. Vote Conservative to get Brexit done.”
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 12, 2019
While many tweeted pictures of their pets, others urged people to go out and vote. “Loki unimpressed at the miserable December weather! If the pooches made it, make sure you vote too,” read one of the many tweets shared along with the trending hashtag.
While Johnson aims to take Britain out of the European Union by January 31, Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has promised another referendum on Brexit.
— Sewing Loon (@Sewingloon) December 12, 2019
Just voted with our (now retired) assistance dog Wallis. She’d vote with both her head and her heart (and being a Labrador probably her stomach) 🧀 💚 #VoteGreen2019 #DogsAtPollingStations pic.twitter.com/AeCnWvAq8D
— Jonathan Bartley (@jon_bartley) December 12, 2019
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) December 12, 2019
— Michael Johnson (@parrotboy) December 12, 2019
— Henry Allingham (@Henry_Allingham) December 12, 2019
— Lewis Coughlan 🔶 (@lewiscoughlan) December 12, 2019
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