Thousands of EU supporters have gathered today in central London to protest against the Brexit referendum decision. They called the demonstration “March for Europe” and many of the protesters are holding colourful banners reading “Bremain” and “We Love EU.”
The march through the streets of London, which was organised on social media, started in Hyde Park and had as final destination the Parliament Square, where they listened to some pro-EU speeches.
Labour MP David Lammy, Bob Geldof, MP Catherine West and journalist Owen Jones were among the speakers at the event.
The protesters’ aim is to stop the government from invoking Article 50, which begins the UK’s official withdrawal process from the European Union. They expect lawmakers to block any action that would trigger this process, which would be the next logical step after the June 23 referendum, where 52 percent of voters said they wanted to leave the 28-nation bloc.
Members of the crowd said the referendum campaign was full of misinformation and that people were conned into voting for something that does not benefit them and could result in disaster.
Meanwhile, the members of the Parliament are taking sides in the race to replace David Cameron as the next prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party. Prominent figures in the Leave campaign have already announced their intention to run, including Justice Secretary Michael Gove, Andrea Leadsom, Stephen Crabb, and Liam Fox.