London: Hundreds of thousands of pro-Europeans from across Britain were expected to march through London on Saturday calling for another referendum on EU membership with the country mired in political paralysis over Brexit. Opponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union will gather near Hyde Park from noon (1200 GMT) before converging on Westminster in what organisers are calling the “Put it to the people march”.
Speakers including Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and opposition Labour deputy leader Tom Watson will then address the crowds at a mass rally outside parliament. “Brexit is a complete and utter mess,” Khan said on the eve of the event. “I’ll be marching on Saturday with people from every part of our country, from every walk of life, to demand that the British people get the final say.”
Among those planning to attend include Stephen Goodall, a 96-year-old World War II veteran, who will travel 200 miles (300 kilometres) by train from southwest England alongside four generations of his family including his great-granddaughter.“I am an old man and the outcome won’t affect me — but it will affect my family and many people that I know for years to come,” he said.