On Saturday, the protesters converged on the British capital from across the country. Demonstrators waved EU flags and banners with slogans questioning the government’s Brexit plans going forward.They also observed a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of last week’s deadly attack which occurred in the heart of London, at the start of the demonstration.
Extra security is in place following the attack.
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said, “We are here to show solidarity and respect for those who voted leave. We do not believe they wanted this. [Theresa May] does not speak for 52% she barely speaks for 5%.”
He also expressed his sympathy with the crowd saying they have the right to be in this place just days after the terrorist attack this week. “We are defiant against those who would seek us to be afraid about last Wednesday,” he said. “We are also defiant because democracy did not end on the 23rd of June,” added Farron.
The protests are taking place as the heads of state and government of the other 27 EU members have gathered in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty which founded the then-European Economic Community, later to become the EU.