London Protest: Thousands Demand Second Brexit Vote

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London Protest: Thousands Demand Second Brexit Vote

By IndraStra Global News Team


Image Attribute: UK Veterans from campaigns in Cyprus, The Gulf, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Cold War, Afghanistan, Iraq participating at protest march - #PeoplesVoteMarch / Source: Twitter / Date: October 20, 2018

On October 20, 2018 (Saturday), thousands of people turned out for a People's Vote march in London calling for a fresh referendum on the final Brexit deal struck by the United Kingdom (UK) government with the European Union (EU).

The march led by the People's Vote, a group that’s campaigning for a 2nd Brexit referendum - attracted more than 600,000 to west London’s Park Lane.


Image Attribute: Protestors at People's Vote March, London / Date: October 20, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly ruled out the prospect of another referendum, saying that the people had already expressed their views in the June 2016 referendum – when the British public voted to leave the EU by a margin of 51.89 percent to 48.11 percent.

Several prominent British personalities have endorsed the People's Vote initiative, as have politicians from across the political spectrum, including London Mayor Sadiq Khan.


Image Attribute: London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the march/ Date: October 20, 2018

"Some of the promises made two years ago, clearly have not materialized," Mr. Sadiq Khan said in comments posted on the group’s website before the rally. "Nobody was talking about a bad Brexit deal, nobody was talking about no deal whatsoever. The British public should have a say on whether they accept the outcome of those negotiations, with the option of staying in the EU."

Image Attribute: Opposition Labour Party leader Lord Adonis (in navy blue blazer) at the march/ Date: October 20, 2018

Image Attribute: Opposition Labour Party leader Lord Adonis (in navy blue blazer) at the march/ Date: October 20, 2018

"Brexit's becoming a dog's dinner. This week's fresh chaos and confusion over Brexit negotiations have exposed how even the best deal now available will be a bad one for Britain," opposition Labour Party leader Lord Adonis, one of the supporters of the People's Vote campaign, said.

The UK is scheduled to formally leave the EU on March 29, 2019, under the terms of the two-year Article 50 process. 

With reporting by BBC, Bloomberg, and Reuters