Anti-Brexit Rally Draws 1 Million Protesters Demanding New Vote
A million protesters are estimated to be marching through central London demanding a second referendum on Brexit, organisers have said, in one of the biggest demonstrations to be held in the UK in the 21st century.
The estimate, provided by the People’s Vote UK, would make it the biggest march to be held in the UK since the Iraq War protest in 2003.
The anti-war demonstration also saw around a million people march in central London.
“#Breaking: 1 million estimated to be on the #PutItToThePeopleMarch,” said Chuka Ummuna, newly independent MP for Streatham and one of the founders of the People’s Vote campaign.
Mariella Frostrup and Richard Bacon, who hosted a rally during the march in Parliament Square, told the crowds an initial count showed the amount of people taking part had topped one million.
Anna Soubry, who is affiliated to the newly-founded Independent Group along with Mr Ummuna, was filmed cheering in reaction to the news.
“We’ve just heard how many people have come along to the #PutItToThePeopleMarch in London today,” a spokesperson for The Independent Group said on Twitter.
“Incredible support from people along the route too. Thank you.”
Anti-Brexit protesters began walking from Park Lane to Parliament Square on Saturday morning.
A group of activists from a group called the “Left Block” kicked off the march by unfurling of a large banner over Westminster Bridge that read “Love socialism, hate Brexit”.