PICS: Thousands March Through London in Last Anti-Brexit Protest before Article 50


Several thousand people on Saturday joined the last anti-Brexit protest to take place before Britain formally begins the process of leaving the European Union.

The United for Europe March called for Britain to stay in the EU despite the result of last June’s referendum, with protesters marching just days before Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

The demonstrators marched along Piccadilly, Pall Mall and Whitehall, waving European flags and pro-Remain banners, before listening to speeches outside Parliament.

Persuasive (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

The march comes just days after the Westminster terror attack, resulting in a heavier police presence than usual. Some of the protesters brought along yellow flowers to lay at the memorial to the victims.

The organisers said in a statement: “We will not be intimidated. We will stand in unity and solidarity. We will march on the heart of our democracy and reclaim our streets in honour and respect of those that fell.

“We will be observing a minute of silence and remembrance at the start of the rally. We would encourage all attendees to bring with them some symbol of respect and to act in the appropriate fashion on the day.”

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron addressed the crowd, saying: “Our job is to win hearts and minds over these coming months, to win support for a referendum on the deal, to change the direction of the debate and to change the direction of our country.”

They kind of already have (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)



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Pro-EU pussy hats? “We have no idea what we’re supposed to be protesting!” (Breitbart London)

Vulgarity is all they have left (CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

There were lots of bad song puns (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)



One of the biggest things that won it for Leave (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

About as sensible as the rest (Breitbart London)

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Diddums (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)


Another sane individual (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Deputy PM Nick Clegg speaks (CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron (CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)


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