As the country protested against Brexit on Saturday 20 October, the crowd numbers are estimated over 700,000. Watch full coverage below.
The march that demanded a second vote on the Brexit deal, saw speakers like Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, Deborah Meaden, businesswoman, MPs and youngsters who travelled from across the UK to express concerns of a bad deal or no deal.
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
The crowd applauded Delia Smith, celebrity chef, who 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 in Parliament Square that their Final Say campaign gained 940,000 signatures, adding “I’m sure we will have more by the end of today” in his speech. 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 alongside a sentence explaining why. The hosts discussed that it was essential to put the people’s protest in writing to increase pressure on the government.
On the other hand, the Leave EU campaigners were not convinced that there will be a second referendum after they discussed results from market research company YouGov indicating only 20% Brits believe a second vote will take place.
'@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?”
Protest in Pictures
Words, Video, Gallery: Sonakshi Sharma I Sub-Editor: Duha Ali