Brexit protest: thousands march in London to ‘unite for Europe’ – live

A sea of signs on the pro-EU march through London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

EU supporters take to capital’s streets to demonstrate against Britain’s departure from the union

Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit demonstrators fell silent at Parliament Square in tribute to the victims of the Westminster attack.

The first speaker, Alastair Campbell, said: “Before we talk about Brexit, before we call on any of the speakers, we need to recognise that something really bad happened not far from here just the other day.”

Campaigners stood with their heads bowed for a minute-long silence, with the only sound the chiming of Big Ben.

More from campaigning lawyer Jo Maugham, who says his recent legal action is about giving people a democratic voice.

“Starting article 50 is like a journey, a journey we can turn back from,” he tells the Unite For Europe rally.

He argues that much has changed already since the referendum was held: “Last year we voted in a very different world. We had no president who wanted to tear up the trade rules … or Nato. We did not know what Brexit means and we still do not know what Brexit means.”

Maugham adds: “Anyone who says they know what the popular mood is and we should give up is lying to you. What will make Brexit happen is if you give up.”

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Source By https://www.theguardian.com

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