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Brexit-Protest in London to Demonstrate for the last word

In London has started a Demonstration for another Brexit Referendum. You could be the biggest for years in the whole of the UK, the organizers had announced hundreds of thousands of participants.

Armed with posters, EU flags, and even a German carnival floats, drag the hour of Brexit-opponents of the British capital. They are calling for another Referendum on whether the UK should actually get out of the EU.

A piece of Düsseldorf in London - The moving van from the carnival of Protest is used for the second Time as Brexit -.

"Brexit is a mess"

In the midday hours had gathered the first participants in the Hyde Park in the centre of London. The Demonstration is intended to guide you through the government district of Westminster, in front of the Parliament. Here's a final rally is planned, among other things, the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, Scottish head of government, Nicola Sturgeon and the Labour Deputy Tom Watson want to speak.

on Friday evening, Khan had criticised the fact that the Brexit "is a complete and utter mess" and the people "had to have the last word".

Biggest Demo for years?

To the Protest had called the campaign "People's Vote". Its Director, James McGrory showed up prior to the start of the event optimistic that hundreds of thousands of participants would be arriving from across the UK. Thus, the Demonstration could be one of the largest in London for many years.

last October, around 700,000 people, according to McGrory, the call of the "People's Vote" followed by "the second-largest Demo, which has seen the country in this century, only those against the Iraq war in 2001, was greater." So far, the British authorities announced, still no official numbers of participants. The BBC spoke to in the early afternoon of tens of thousands, is a global in the Demo.

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No desire to "urban elites"

the desire to have a second Referendum and to remain in the EU is a project of the urban elites, this allegation McGrory rejects sharp:

"This is not a marginal devaluation of the many young people and people from ethnic minorities, trade unions, the environmentalists, the large amount of ordinary people - it's all Elite. There are people who care passionately about their country."

About 56 percent of the British support, according to a survey currently a second Referendum, 44 percent are against it.

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