Thousands rally in London to protest Brexit plan


On Saturday, thousands marched to Parliament in central London to protest against Britain’s plan to leave the European Union.

The organizers of the “People’s March for Europe” stated that their goal was to “unite, rethink and reject” the plan of the Conservative government to implement Brexit in 2019. Some of the protestors carried the flag of European Union while others carried an “Exit from Brexit” banner.

Liberal Democrat Legislator, Ed Davey, informed the crowd that he is “embarrassed” by the negotiating stance of Britain.

“I’ve gone from anger to distress, from fury to despair. But since the Brexit negotiations begun there’s a third emotion I’ve been feeling: Embarrassment. Embarrassment at our country’s leaders. Embarrassment for Great Britain,” said Davey.

Other speakers demanded that the citizens of Britain should be given a chance to vote on the decision on Brexit once the negotiations are settled.

In June 2016, Britain voted to withdraw from the 28-nation European Union bloc. However, negotiations with the EU are moving very slowly. The discussions have been delayed because of disagreements over how much Britain will have to pay the European Union because of their shared obligations. The two sides are yet to start with discussions on future trade relations.

On Monday, the Parliament is expected to vote on a repeal bill created to eventually include many European Union laws in the British law once the separation becomes final.