Protesters calling for a second referendum on the Brexit deal have gathered in London for a mass demonstration billed as the biggest public protest on the UK’s withdrawal from Europe to date.
A march to Parliament Square, where a rally will be held later this afternoon, is underway.
Young voters led the People’s Vote march to London’s Parliament Square, which supporters say attracted approximately 700,000 protesters.
MPs from the main parties backed the event calling for a fresh referendum.
The headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, Scotland Yard, said it was not able to estimate the size of the crowd.
Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly ruled out such a referendum.
But people have arrived in London from across the UK to urge the Government to give people a vote on the final deal.
The British public voted to leave the EU by a margin of 51.89% to 48.11% in a referendum in June 2016.
The UK is scheduled to leave on 29 March 2019, under the terms of the two-year Article 50 process.Tags: