Hundreds of thousands to rally in London for second Brexit referendum




London - Hundreds of thousands of people from all around Britain are expected to hit the streets of London on Saturday to call for a second referendum on Brexit.



 
The number of marchers calling for a second referendum on Britain's departure from the EU could soar to more than one million after a similar rally in October attracted up to an estimated 700,000 people.
Campaigners will march from Park Lane to Parliament Square from midday, followed by a rally in front of Parliament.
London mayor Sadiq Khan from the opposition Labour party and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon are among those planning to march on Saturday.
"I’ll be marching tomorrow with people from every corner of our country, to demand that the British people get the final say on Brexit," Khan said. Sturgeon said she was "proud to speak" at the march.
Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly dismissed calls for a second referendum despite parliament so far failing to agree on a deal for Britain to exit the European Union.
EU leaders and May this week agreed to a delay to Brexit, averting the prospect of Britain crashing out of the European Union on March 29.

 


Saturday, March 23rd 2019
(dpa)
           


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