Thousands take to streets calling for a second Brexit referendum

Tens of thousands of supporters of the European Union (EU) began marching through London on Saturday as part of what organisers say will be the largest ever demonstration to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit. The protesters waved the blue and gold flag of the EU to call for another referendum on the eventual deal on how Britain will leave the world’s biggest trading bloc. The march comes as pressure builds on Prime Minister Theresa May over her negotiating strategy with just over five months until Britain is due to leave. James McGrory, one of the organisers of the march, said the public should have the chance to change their minds because the decision will impact their lives for generations. Organisers estimated that more than 1,00,000 people will take part. Ms. May has repeatedly ruled out holding a second referendum. The Opposition Labour Party said last month they open to a second referendum with the option of staying in the bloc in certain circumstances.

Source  : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/thousands-take-to-streets-calling-for-a-second-brexit-referendum/article25276501.ece

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