Thousands march in London against Brexit

March 25, 2017 2:58 pm

Demonstrators
hold EU flags and Union Flags as they enter Parliament Square and pass
the Houses of Parliament during an anti-, pro-European Union (EU)
march in central on March 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Thousands of Britons have taken the streets of London to protest against leaving the European Union.
On
Saturday, the protesters converged on the British capital from across
the country. Demonstrators waved EU flags and banners with slogans
questioning the government’s Brexit plans going forward.They also
observed a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of last week’s
deadly attack which occurred in the heart of London, at the start of the
demonstration.
Extra security is in place following the attack.
Liberal
Democrat leader Tim Farron said, “We are here to show solidarity and
respect for those who voted leave. We do not believe they wanted this.
[Theresa May] does not speak for 52% she barely speaks for 5%.”

Floral
tributes left in honor of the victims of the London terror attack on
March 22, in Parliament Square in Westminster, March 25, 2017. (Photo by
AFP)He also expressed his sympathy with the
crowd saying they have the right to be in this place just days after the
terrorist attack this week. “We are defiant against those who would
seek us to be afraid about last Wednesday,” he said. “We are also
defiant because democracy did not end on the 23rd of June,” added
Farron.
The protests are taking place as the heads of state and
government of the other 27 EU members have gathered in Rome to celebrate
the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty which founded the then-European
Economic Community, later to become the EU.

Demonstrators
hold placards, including one that reads “Brexit = Self Harm” during an
anti-Brexit, pro-European Union (EU) march in London on March 25, 2017.
(Photo by Reuters)Prime Minister Theresa May
has been adamant as she intends to take Britain out of the EU following
last year’s referendum. The Prime Minister will formally announce the
start of the two-year leaving process on Wednesday.
Also,
Scotland’s first Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced proposals on how her
country can stay inside the single market after Britain withdraws from
the EU. Scottish voters chose to stay in the EU in the June 23
referendum when the rest of the voted to leave the bloc. Sturgeon
said the Scottish people were now being forced out of the EU against
their wishes.

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