1 Jul, 2016
Over 40,000 people are planning to march through London this Saturday hoping to pressure politicians to keep Britain in the European Union.
A Facebook event was set up shortly after the Brexit referendum when victory for the Leave camp became official.
Organizers of the March For Europe, which includes popular event planners Secret Cinema, said they want politicians to fully understand how the move could affect millions of British and European people.
“We call for an end to political indecision about Britain’s future. We want our elected representatives to outline what our future is in Europe, to be transparent about how our country can thrive in troubling times,” a statement on the Facebook event page read.
Organizer Keiran MacDermott added, “The referendum was a massive mistake for our country and is a step in the wrong direction. We started this initiative to demand this situation be reconsidered and the UK’s relationship with the EU maintained. A good solution can and must be found.”
The group Another Europe Is Possible, which had the endorsement of shadow chancellor John McDonnell and backs the Remain side, has confirmed that they will be attending the demonstration.
Campaigner Luke Cooper told RT: “It’s brilliant to see thousands of young people are mobilizing in a wave of spontaneous anger at the Tory Brexit we see unfolding around us. It’s only too right young people are taking a lead; they didn’t vote for Brexit, now they’re taking to the streets to say not in my name.”
Labour MPs David Lammy and Catherine West are set to speak at a rally in Parliament Square.
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Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall said he was “dismayed” at the results of the EU referendum and subsequent “political instability, community division and market uncertainty.”
He added that he would be marching on Saturday because “there seems to be no clear route map for the country’s future. We have come together to demand our elected representatives outline what our future is in Europe – to be transparent and show us a vision of how these issues can be fixed.