Tens of thousands of people took part in a protest against Brexit in London on Saturday, two years after the referendum that triggered the process of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
According to an estimate by The Guardian newspaper, 100,000 people walked the streets of the capital before attending a meeting near the Parliament.
Organised by the association of The People’s Vote, the march marks the beginning of a campaign to take place over the summer to demand a popular consultation on the exit agreement.
At the front of the procession, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Vince Cable, and conservative MEP Anna Soubry marched behind a banner asking for « a vote on the final agreement of Brexit ».
According to a survey by Survision for the ITV channel released on Friday, 48% of the British are in favor of holding a second referendum on the exit agreement and 25% oppose it.
The British government has not yet unveiled its vision of the relationship it wants to put in place with the EU after the withdrawal, scheduled for March 29, 2019.
In favour of a clean break, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson demanded a « full British Brexit » in a forum published on Saturday by the tabloid « The Sun ». He warned Theresa May on the need to reject an agreement that would leave the country « half in and half out » of the EU, « forced to obey European rules. »
A few days before a European summit in Brussels, concern is growing as to the progress of discussions, with the EU advising parties to prepare for the possibility of the UK leaving the bloc without an agreement.