Tens of thousands of demonstrators began to march in central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum on Brexit, the only way they believe to solve the current crisis.
The procession, including London Labor Mayor Sadiq Khan, was to reach Westminster around 14:00 local time (1300 GMT) for a series of speeches by prominent figures and political leaders, including Labor figures (left), the main party. Opposition and Liberal Democrats (center).
British MPs decided Saturday to postpone their decision on the Brexit agreement between London and Brussels, which will force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the Europeans a new postponement of the divorce.
The amendment to that effect, tabled by Oliver Letwin, was approved by 322 votes for and 306 against. For his supporters, he aims to give more time to MPs to discuss the deal in detail without risking a “no deal” on October 31 if they have not finished.
While Parliament debated the deal, tens of thousands of protesters in central London called for a second referendum, the only way they said they could solve the crisis.
“The first referendum was like a jump on a train without a destination. Now we have one, and we need a second referendum, “said one of them at AFP, Douglas Hill, 35.
“What do we want? The vote of the people! When do we want it? Now!” Read the signs of late-morning demonstrators from the edge of Hyde Park towards Parliament, where MPs debate the issue. new Brexit agreement between London and Brussels.
“We made a big mistake” in the referendum of 2016, when the British decided 52% to leave the European Union, said Suzanne O’Hallorin, a retired 64 years. “I think we know a lot more today than at the time of the referendum, we must have a vote now that we know the consequences of leaving the EU and the impact on our economy”
A group of protesters were seen firing an allegorical float representing Supreme Aid Dominic Cummings, using Mr. Johnson as a puppet.
With the “Demonic Cummings” logo splashed on his forehead, the silhouette on the tank seems to be wearing a Nazi uniform, including an armband bearing the title Get Brexit Done and a Union Jack mustache.
The People’s Vote organizers are also asking people to sign a letter to Boris Johnson, European leaders, MEPs and MEPs, asking them to leave “the opportunity to check if we want to proceed to Brexit”.
Sir Keir Starmer, Secretary of Shadow Brexit in an email to supporters this morning, said the letter “asked them to respect our common democratic values, asking them not to turn away from us and deny us the chance to have one last word.
“Now add your name to the letter and send a message to the powerful.”
“The people should have a say”
For Theodor Howe, a 20-year-old Scottish student from Dundee, a second referendum may “divide” the population, but “the people should have a say in what will happen”.
The Brexit, originally planned for March 29, 2019, has been postponed twice, because of a lack of an exit agreement backed by a majority of Parliament, divided on the way ahead.