People's Vote March: Hundreds Of Thousands To Descend On London This Weekend

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People's Vote March: Hundreds Of Thousands To Descend On London This Weekend
The last People's Vote March, in October 2018, claimed to have 700,000 protestors. Image: Shutterstock

Hundreds of thousands of protestors are expected to descend on London this Saturday (23 March) — demanding a 'People's Vote' on Brexit.

The Put It To The People march gathers from 12pm at Park Lane. At 1pm, it processes towards Parliament Square in Westminster, where talks and protests will continue.

Say the organisers, Britain for Europe:

On 23 March, just six days before the government hopes to take Britain out of the EU, hundreds of thousands of people will march on Parliament offering a solution to a crisis that threatens their living standards, businesses and jobs. We demand a People's Vote, and come 23 March, it could be a case of now or never.

Scenes in Westminster recently

The Guardian has reported that around 200 coach-loads of protestors will arrive in the capital over the weekend, bearing people from as far and wide as the Scottish Highlands and Penzance.

London's last People's Vote March, in October 2018, claimed to have 700,000 protestors — although other estimates clock in at almost half that. The Facebook page currently shows 16k people as 'attending' and 28k 'interested'.

The march was initially a last roll of the dice for a People's Vote, ahead of the UK's exit from the EU on 29 March. It's now likely the UK will still be in the EU for at least some months afterwards.

A motion for a second referendum was voted down 334 to 85 in the Commons last week.

More information on the march is available on the People's Vote website. No need to reserve a place.

Last Updated 20 March 2019