- Title: Tens of thousands gather for Brexit protest march
- Date: 19th October 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 19, 2019) (REUTERS) PEOPLE LINED UP ALONG ROADSIDE FOR PEOPLE'S MARCH SOME WAVING FLAGS DEPICTING HALF OF EUROPEAN UNION (EU) FLAG, HALF OF UNION JACK PLACARD SHOWING CAN OF WORMS READING: "BREXIT" PLACARD READING (English): "BREXIT IS BANANAS!" LONDON MAYOR SADIQ KHAN AT SCENE COUNT DOWN TO START OF MARCH, MARCH BEGINNING PEOPLE HOLDING EU FLAG AND PLACARDS READING (English): "STOP BREXIT" PEOPLE MARCHING / KHAN MARCHING BEHIND BANNER PLACARD DEPICTING BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON AS THE LATEST FILM VERSION OF "THE JOKER" VARIOUS OF MARCH IN PROGRESS FLOAT DEPICTING BORIS JOHNSON'S SENIOR ADVISOR, DOMINIC CUMMINGS, WITH DEVIL HORNS PEOPLE PLAYING DRUMS AS THEY MARCH
- Embargoed: 2nd November 2019 11:49
- Keywords: Brexit people's march European Union EU People's Vote UK
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1RITDZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The battle over Brexit spilled onto the streets of London on Saturday (October 19) when tens of thousands of people gathered to demand a new referendum while lawmakers decided the fate of Britain's departure from the European Union.
Protesters waving EU flags and carrying signs calling for Brexit to be halted gathered at London's Park Lane before marching through the centre of the capital to parliament.
Many protesters carried placards and there were also papier mache models mocking politicians such as Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The protesters, from around the United Kingdom, will march to parliament as lawmakers prepare to vote in the first Saturday session since the 1982 Falklands war.
In 2016, 17.4 million voters, or 52%, backed Brexit while 16.1 million, or 48%, backed staying in the EU. Some opinion polls have shown a slight shift in favour of remaining in the EU, but there has yet to be a decisive change in attitudes and many voters say they have become increasingly bored by Brexit.
(Production: Gerry May)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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