Hundreds of protesters in London seek UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation

June 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in London, calling on Prime Minister to step down after her Conservative Party failed to win the majority in the general election.
Demonstrators, who gathered at Parliament Square on Saturday, were shouting slogans against May and her party’s alliance with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
They were holding banners reading, “You MAY go now”, “Pray the DUP away” and “DUP+May sashay away.”
“No coalition of cruelty” said a protester. “And to all, our message to Theresa May is this: Exit means Exit.”
Protesters were also decrying May’s decision to stay in power despite her party’s failure to win the majority.

Protesters call for Theresa May’s resignation in front of the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

“Really she actually has to face the truth. And she did not win,” said another protester.
May had called for a snap election in April in hopes of getting an increased majority that could have strengthened her position before going into two years of intense negotiations with the European Union about ’s departure from the bloc.
Snap election is an election in a parliamentary system called when not required usually to capitalize on a unique electoral opportunity.
May’s election gamble has spectacularly backfired. British voters dealt her a devastating blow on Thursday, wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil.
Conservatives won 318 seats in the 650-member House of Commons followed by the main opposition Labour Party which clinched 262 seats. May’s party is short of the 326 it needed for an outright majority and fairly down from the 330 seats it had before the election. 
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