'One Million People' Estimated To Be At Anti-Brexit Protest In London

One million people have taken to the streets of London today to demand a 'People's Vote' that would offer the opportunity to remain in the European Union.

While the exact figure of how many people are present is not known, organisers have claimed that the number of protesters was over one million. If true, that would make it one of the largest political protests to be held in the United Kingdom this century.

The 'People's Vote' march is thought to have been attended by a million people. Credit: PA
The 'People's Vote' march is thought to have been attended by a million people. Credit: PA

In fact, if the numbers touted by People's Vote are correct, it's the largest protest since those against the Iraq War back in 2003.

Protesters gathered at Park Lane in the capital before marching on Westminster. A rally is currently being held outside the Houses of Parliament.

Speakers such as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson, and Scottish National Party Westminster leader Ian Blackford - among many others - have addressed or will address the crowd at some point today.

Khan spoke earlier, and said: "This is about the future not the past. About sorting out the mess and forging the future fit for our children and generations to come.

"Enough is enough."

These fresh demonstrations come after EU leaders agreed to a short extension to the deadline on Britain's departure from the European Union.

Chaos still reigns in Parliament as Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement has been defeated heavily on two occasions, with a further vote thought to be on the cards for next week.

Protesters gather in London. Credit: PA
Protesters gather in London. Credit: PA

As well as this physical protest, more than 4.2 million people have also signed an online petition calling for Article 50 - the article of the Treaty of Lisbon that allows EU member states to leave the union - to be revoked.

It has already become the most successful online petition in the UK's history, and has smashed through the barrier of 100,000 that means it must be considered for debate in the House of Commons.

That would essentially stop Brexit happening altogether.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan addresses the crowd. Credit: PA
London Mayor Sadiq Khan addresses the crowd. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Nigel Farage is still in the process of leading a 'March To Leave' from Sunderland to London. However, numbers for that are in the hundreds, not millions.

Speaking from the march in Nottingham, Farage said that pro-Brexit supporters felt they are 'on the verge of being betrayed'.

Meanwhile, on Farage's march... Credit: PA
Meanwhile, on Farage's march... Credit: PA

The former UKIP leader added: "We'll be there in Parliament Square on that day [29 March] to say if you think you can walk all over us, you've got another thing coming."

One thing is for certain, we haven't heard the last of this yet.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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