Protests took place outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Wednesday and last Friday after last week’s referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union or stay in. The results showed that a resounding 68 percent of Scotland’s voters want to stay — contrary to the rest of the United Kingdom.

In the wake of the Brexit vote, Scottish politicians are doing what they can to deliver on their people’s wishes. Scotland’s leader, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, is in Brussels laying the groundwork for an independent Scotland to stay in the EU as the rest of the U.K. breaks off.

Here’s an emotional speech by a Scottish member of the European Parliament given earlier this week, in which he asks the EU not to “let Scotland down”:

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