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UK: Hundreds of thousands march for second Brexit referendum03:03

UK: Hundreds of thousands march for second Brexit referendum

United Kingdom, London
March 23, 2019 at 17:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of thousands of protesters descended on London on Saturday to demand a second Brexit referendum, after a tumultuous week resulting in an extension of the withdrawal deadline.

The ‘Put it to the People’ march, organised by the Peoples’ Vote Campaign, saw hundreds of thousands of Remainers take to the streets to express their discontent with the Brexit negotiations and to demand a second referendum.

A group of Leavers held a counter-protest, demanding “Brexit now,” resulting in name-calling and yelling matches between the two sides.

An online petition to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 garnered a record-breaking 4.4 million signatures on Saturday - making it the largest to be submitted to the UK Parliament’s website.

The EU-27 agreed on Thursday to delay Brexit until May 22, if MPs approve Theresa May's Withdrawal Deal next week. If they do not, there will be a shorter delay until April 12.

The UK government will be able to seek a longer extension if it can come up with a plan and agree to participate in the upcoming European Parliament elections by April 12.

UK: Hundreds of thousands march for second Brexit referendum03:03
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Hundreds of thousands of protesters descended on London on Saturday to demand a second Brexit referendum, after a tumultuous week resulting in an extension of the withdrawal deadline.

The ‘Put it to the People’ march, organised by the Peoples’ Vote Campaign, saw hundreds of thousands of Remainers take to the streets to express their discontent with the Brexit negotiations and to demand a second referendum.

A group of Leavers held a counter-protest, demanding “Brexit now,” resulting in name-calling and yelling matches between the two sides.

An online petition to cancel Brexit by revoking Article 50 garnered a record-breaking 4.4 million signatures on Saturday - making it the largest to be submitted to the UK Parliament’s website.

The EU-27 agreed on Thursday to delay Brexit until May 22, if MPs approve Theresa May's Withdrawal Deal next week. If they do not, there will be a shorter delay until April 12.

The UK government will be able to seek a longer extension if it can come up with a plan and agree to participate in the upcoming European Parliament elections by April 12.

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