‘Put it to the people’: Brexit march the biggest in British history
- More than 1 million people march for a 'people's vote'
- Thousands of protesters mass outside Parliament calling for May to resign
- Brexit turmoil: 'May has lost support in cabinet'
More than one million people marched through the streets of London on Saturday calling for a ‘People’s Vote’ on Brexit.
The protest, one of the largest in British history alongside the Iraq War protests in 2003, saw thousands of students, pensioners, and parents make their way from Park Lane to Parliament Square in a sea of blue and yellow.
NQ reporter, Bryony Hiscock, who went to the march, said: “Despite frustration at the slow progress of the march, spirits remained high and jokes were being exchanged in the crowd. ‘We might get there (Parliament Square) by next year!’, one marcher commented.”
“Many took advantage of Green Park, cutting across it in an attempt to beat other people to Parliament Square.
“The group I was with did the same, then took refuge in a cafe in St James’ Park after deciding that we probably weren’t going to make it to Parliament Square and we had overheard that the speeches were already over.
“Surprisingly, I did not see a big police presence which meant that the march felt friendlier and there was less tension.
“It seems that the issue of remaining in the EU has begun to break through party barriers as I saw ‘Conservatives for a people’s vote’ signs, Liberal Democrat placards and Labour Party banners. It was brilliant to see people from different parties standing side by side and working together on a common issue, it is something I would love to see more of.”
Callum Lane also went down to London to cover the march and produced a Twitter Moment to document the march.
Put it to the People: People’s Vote March 23/03/19
The march, which lasted over six hours, showed the growing resentment towards Brexit amongst some of the British public.
In Parliament Square, politicans and celebrities called for May to resign and for a Brexit deal to be ‘put to the people’.
As the protest began to end, reports emerged on Twitter saying there were signs the cabinet have turned against May with leadership challenges being prepared between Michael Gove and David Lidington.
— Sam Coates Times (@SamCoatesTimes) March 23, 2019
Downing Street are yet to comment on Saturday’s march.
Chants of “Where is Jeremy Corbyn” echoed around Parliament Square with SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon openly asking Corbyn to support a ‘People’s Vote’.
Theresa May will have a chance this week, if she isn’t ousted by her cabinet to put her deal to Parliament for a third time. However, if she loses again which according to party whips, is highley likely again, then we could possibly see a general election and a Tory leadership campaign.