Brexit protest: Thousands plan to march against vote in London on Saturday
Brexit protest: Thousands plan to march against vote in London on Saturday (3 hours ago)
The march was organised on social media
A couple kiss outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest aimed at showing London's solidarity with the European Union following the recent EU referendum Reuters
Thousands of people are expected to converge on central London on Saturday in protest against Britain leaving the European Union.
Marchers will gather at Park Lane at 11am on Saturday 2 July and march towards Parliament Square.
The march follows a similar rally earlier this week in Trafalgar Square that was cancelled due to heavy rain - but which tens of thousands of people turned up to anyway.
Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum last week by 52 per cent to 48 per cent.
Support in urban areas and amongst young people was significantly lower, however. The capital strongly backed Remain by 60 per cent to 40 per cent.
The disparity between different parts of the country has promoted a four million signature petition calling for a second referendum and even a renewed push for Scotland to cede from the UK.
The event's organiser, King's College graduate Kieran MacDermott, wrote: "We can prevent Brexit by refusing to accept the referendum as the final say and take our finger off the self-destruct button.
"It is the responsibility of parliament to consider our democracy more carefully and call for a vote before they all accept the UK's decline.
"Let's not leave the next generation adrift. We can provide the ammunition parliament needs to reason their way through this mess and reconsider Brexit, if we make a stand! "
34,000 people have said they are interested in attending the event though actual turnout is likely to vary. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-referendum-protest-march-london-saturday-2-july-anti-result-live-a7111581.html