They demanded that Britain’s government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union. The protest drew people from across Britain who are determined to force Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to alter its march toward Brexit. “We are a Remain country now with 60 percent wanting to stop the Brexit mess,” Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said. More than 4 million people endorsed an electronic petition this week in favor of revoking Article 50, the act that formally triggered the Brexit process.
Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away from the EU a chaotic departure is feared. EU leaders agreed to extend the Brexit date until May 22, on the eve of the EU Parliament elections. European Council President Donald Tusk has doubled down on an earlier comment that “There is a special place in hell for those who called for Brexit without a plan.” That is why hundreds of thousands of people have marched in central London calling for another EU referendum. Sadiq Khan joined demonstrators at the front of the march as it began, holding up a “Put it to the People” banner.