On Saturday, greater than 1,000,000 individuals took to the streets of London to demand a second Brexit referendum — what they’re calling a “individuals’s vote.”
In June 2016, the UK voted 52 to 48 p.c to go away the European Union. That extremely shut vote kicked off practically two years of political and financial chaos in Britain that proceed to today, because the nation tries to determine break free from the EU with out tanking its complete economic system.
British Prime Minister Theresa Might spent months negotiating an in depth Brexit take care of the EU, solely to see it rejected not as soon as, however twice by the UK Parliament. As Vox’s Jen Kirby explains, the nation is “bitterly divided,” however “there’s one factor virtually everybody in Britain agrees on: Prime Minister Theresa Might’s Brexit deal is basically dangerous.”
The shortcoming to get a deal handed has introduced the nation to the brink of catastrophe: the opportunity of a no-deal Brexit. In that situation, the UK crashes out of the EU with no guidelines in place for the way every little thing from commerce to airline journey to immigration between the UK and EU nations will work. It will be an unprecedented financial disaster — and Brits will not be amused by their leaders’ failure to provide you with an answer to avert it.
That’s why a whole bunch of hundreds of individuals, most of whom assist staying within the EU, are actually calling for a second Brexit referendum. Folks’s Vote UK, the grassroots group main the cost, advised Vox’s Kirby again in December that it desires to present UK voters an opportunity to decide on between Might’s deal or remaining within the EU.
The thought has been constructing for some time now, and solely just lately gained assist from the opposition Labour Celebration. So the Folks’s Vote UK determined to name on British residents to take to the streets for a mass demonstration Saturday to point out the nation’s leaders simply how a lot assist there actually is for a second referendum.
And the individuals answered. Listed below are a number of the most eye-opening — and cheeky — images from Saturday’s individuals’s vote march in London.