London Brexit protest could be one of the largest protests in UK history

As many as 700,000 people gathered in London to call for a second Brexit referendum, according to the People’s Vote campaign that organized the protest. The police said that, in spite of the size, the event passed without any arrests or criminal disruption. If the numbers are correct, it will go down as one of the largest protests ever held in the UK.

 

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was among speakers at the event

As Theresa May awaits a stormy reception in Westminster this week over the state of negotiations with the EU, organisers claimed 700.000 people marched in London today against Brexit, calling for another referendum. Although the crowd size hasn’t been confirmed, this would make it the largest demonstration in over a decade, and the biggest protest in British History that was not attended by Jeremy Corbyn.

Participants finished in Parliament Square, where politicians and celebrities addressed the crowds, after setting off from Park Lane.

Speakers included Tory MP Anna Soubry, Labour’s Chuka Umunna and Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable.

“It is clear we are the many,” said Ms Soubry addressing supporters. “We are winning the argument, most importantly against those who voted Leave.”

Taking aim at those who spearheaded the Leave campaign, she asked: “Where are they?” And added: “We will take responsibility and sort out this mess.”

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