Brexit protest sees half a million take to the streets

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Tens of thousands of supporters of the European Union began marching through London on Saturday as part of what organisers say will be the largest ever demonstration to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit.

"Then we marched in June and it was 100,000 people, and today it looks like it's at least 700,000 and I think that shows the movement, the fact we are winning the argument and most importantly it's among people who had voted Leave".

But they state later on that the campaigns received actual audiences of just over 1,000 people per venue, meaning less than 10,000 people have turned out in total, 690,000 fewer than are estimated to have been in attendance today.

The march also had support from a number of MPs who want a fresh vote.

This is something which has already been ruled out by Prime Minister Theresa May.

The British public voted to leave the European Union by a margin of almost 52% to just over 48% in the June 2016 referendum.

The thorniest issue of all is the question of Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom but shares a border with the Irish Republic that is now open to goods and people.

Brexit supporters held their own rally in the town of Harrogate in the north of England.

Organisers claimed momentum is growing for another referendum, despite the United Kingdom government's opposition to a vote and its belief that the Leave vote must be respected.

Protesters participating in an anti-Brexit demonstration, march through central London, Britain October 20, 2018.

Around 150 bus-loads of people from across the United Kingdom reportedly travelled from far and wide for the Saturday's march and rally.

The speakers set to take the stage outside parliament where the march concludes include London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Others included Dragons' Den businesswoman Deborah Meaden, The Lord of The Ring's actor Andy Serkis, comedian Jenny Eclair, presenter Richard Bacon and TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who tweeted: "Theresa May is cooking up a Brexit disaster. I think I am at the point that anything I can do, so that the people have the final say, I will do it".

One placard hoisted aloft in the crowd said: '56% say protect Good Friday'. The opposition Labour party's Brexit spokesman said last month his party open to a second referendum with the option of staying in the bloc in certain circumstances.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was not there, but sent a video message confirming the SNP's newly declared support for a People's Vote.

But the European Union has rejected her stance and talks have been stuck for months, and now May and her team of Brexit advisers accept the EU's point that it must be open-ended, for an "enduring" solution, one of the people said.

Longman, who was marching alongside Emma Stevens, also 20, said: "We're both Spanish students due to study overseas next year, but no one knows what will happen with Erasmus funding".

The 53-year-old contract worker said new British residence rules would make it all but impossible for her new German husband to ever settle in London.

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