One million people joined anti-Brexit march in London
One million people marched on Westminster on Saturday saying loud and clear: 'Put it to the People’.
A huge protest against Brexit was held in in London on Saturday. The one million march is thought to be one of the biggest in British history.
The protest was organised after Theresa May's government moved once again towards the cliff-edge of a crash Brexit. Repeatedly defeated by her own MPs on a deal to withdraw from Europe, the British PM has failed to come up with any other option after almost three years of negotiations.
An additional period of two weeks for a deal to be approved was agreed this week by EU leaders after May had sought an extension to the March 29 deadline. The European Council also allowed for a preparation period for a crash Brexit until only May 22, avoiding the possibility of Britain and the north of Ireland taking part in European Parliament elections.
One million people marched on Westminster on Saturday saying loud and clear: 'Put it to the People’. The people called on the government to give voters in Britain the right to say 'yes' or 'no' to whatever deal MPs finally come up with on Brexit.
Demonstrators wore blue and yellow berets and flew large EU flags above the crowd as the march slowly made its way to Parliament Square.
The deputy leader of the Labour opposition party, Tom Watson, told demonstrators the only way to resolve the Brexit impasse is "for people themselves to sign it off". Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that "this is now the moment of maximum opportunity... the EU's decision to postpone things until at least April 12 has opened a window, and those of us who oppose Brexit must seize the chance it offers."
Sinn Fein MP Chris Hazzard said that Brexiteers in the DUP and Tory party need to accept reality and change course. He said the two-week extension "does not solve Brexit or avoid the possibility of a devastating crash-out."