With the delay to the UK’s departure from the EU announced on Thursday, protestors came together on Saturday 23rd March 2019 and called for any Brexit deal to be put to another public vote. The march was organised by the ‘Put it To the People’ campaign and it is estimated that 1 million people marched the streets of central London to call for another EU referendum.

Protesters came from all corners of the country, waving banners, posters, floats and EU flags. Various signs were visible amongst the crowds of remainers including; ‘Brexit Wrexit’ and ‘I’ve seen better cabinets in Ikea’ as well as ‘Brexit is treason’. Chants and cheers echoed around the streets of London from Parliament green to Park lane. Amongst the crowds of people included some speakers including the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Dominic Grieve.

From teenagers to pensioners, the hundreds of thousands who protested were also involved in the record-breaking online petition on Parliaments website calling for Brexit to be cancelled by revoking Article 50 which has attracted more than 4 million signatures.

Lucy, 18, from south west London, a strong believer in the remain campaign was at the march on Saturday and said, “although I was too young to vote in the last referendum is obvious that the vote will affect my future and career. I came to the march as the whole idea of Brexit angers me. Parliament are not listening to what we want. It is great to see so many people both young and old getting involved in the future of the country; in fact, I got here at 11:30am but have hardly walked a couple of metres down Park Lane, it’s now 2:30pm. I really hope, with the amount of people here today that something will change and that Parliament will do something.”

Outside Parliament, Tom,17, also too young to vote in the last referendum said, “I really wanted to come because the vote today will definitely affect my future. My Dad is from France, so we have already seen some his European friends leave the UK. I am so happy to see so many young people at the march. It shows how much this will affect so many of younger generation. I really hope to see a change, especially with the influence of the online petition which has over 4 million signatures”.

For more information about the ‘Cancel Brexit’ petition visit https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/241584