LATEST estimates say more than one million people have joined the People’s March against Brexit in London today (Saturday, March 23).
Organisers say the numbers have exceeded all expectations, with it becoming one of the largest marches in British history.
The start of the march in Park Lane was filled to bursting point, with many thousands of people forced to make their way to Trafalgar Square through side streets.
Some 200 buses were hired to bring demonstrators, with hundreds of thousands more joining under their own steam to call for a “People’s Vote” on the deal to leave the EU.
Led by the Labour Party’s number two Tom Watson, SNP Chief Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine, and the mayor of London, Labour Sadiq Khan, the demonstration looks to have smashed pre-demo targets to be even bigger than its previous incarnation last October, which attracted 670,000 people.
In parallel to the demonstration, more than four million people have signed an online petition to the Government asking it to revoke Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon and cancel Brexit.