As the country protested against Brexit on Saturday 20 October, the crowd numbers are estimated over 700,000.
The march that demanded a second vote on the Brexit deal, saw speakers like Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Deborah Measden, business woman, MPs and youngsters from across the UK.
Let the message ring out – from the thousands of us who came together from every corner of our country – that it’s time. It’s time for this vital issue to be taken out of the hands of the politicians and returned to the British people.#PeoplesVoteMarch pic.twitter.com/ydjUCslS3L
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) October 21, 2018
Delia Smith, celebrity chef, said: “When the vote happened, we were not fully informed. Now we know, dire consequences that can be summed up in just two words- unmitigated chaos.”
— Roberta M (@rmmillar86) October 20, 2018
Christian Broughton, Editor, The Independent, told the crowds that their Final Say campaign gained 940,000 signatures, adding “I’m sure we will have more by the end of today.” The campaign has come a long way from 500,000 signatures in August.
Thanks to everyone who has backed the #finalsay campaign ***500,000 have signed the petition in just over a week*** You can sign here – or post a picture like this to keep the campaign visible. Thanks! https://t.co/MdE8ljTufa pic.twitter.com/fQIZCwDEcM
— Christian Broughton (@Christian_B) August 2, 2018
A new campaign was also initiated at the march called #WriteThisWrong which encouraged people to write to their local MPs asking for a second vote.
Hundreds of thousands came to the #PeoplesVoteMarch – now it's time to tell your MP.
It only takes 30 seconds, so let them know why young people want their futures back 👉 https://t.co/zU9o2p5OdA
— Our Future, Our Choice (@OFOCBrexit) October 21, 2018
On the other hand, the Leave EU campaign was not convinced that there will be a second referendum.
'@campbellclaret: "I don't think there's any doubt the country is changing."
Back in the real world, YouGov says just 20% of Brits think another referendum is likely.
No expectation and no will to rerun referendum. You're in the minority Alastair, still!https://t.co/MNlLKshr0Q
— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) October 23, 2018
With no response from Downing Street yet, the question remains “What’s next for Brexit?”
Video, Words and Image: Sonakshi Sharma
Video assistance: Min Zhu
Sub-Editor: Duha Ali