#PutItToThePeople, rang the hashtag on Twitter.
The People’s Vote campaign group, which organised Saturday’s march, claimed that one million people took to the streets to demand a final say on Brexit.
Protesters started in Park Lane and made their way to Parliament Square, where a host of pro-second referendum politicians, including Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, delivered their speeches.
The march happened at a time of heightened tension, both in Parliament and in the British public. Many are unhappy about the way the government is handling the process of exiting the European Union.
Parliament is deadlocked and the government’s deal with the EU has been voted down – twice. MPs simply don’t seem to agree on a way forward.
Those who voted to remain in the EU in the 2016 referendum still feel strongly that the UK should not leave – and their numbers, according to polls, are growing. If another identical referendum were to happen, Remain would most likely prevail over Leave.
In addition, many fear the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal. This would damage the economy and threaten the future relationships between the two.
As of Saturday, a petition asking the government to revoke Article 50 – the formal request for leaving the EU – has surpassed 4 million signatures and shows no signs of slowing down.
Over to the other side now. Brexit supporters are concerned that a second vote would be a betrayal of the result of the first. There are some among them that would rather see the UK exiting the EU without a deal.
The United Kingdom was originally set to leave the EU next Friday, the 29th of March. However, following the impasse, the looming date has been shifted to the 12th of April instead.
Anyways, here’s a series of pictures taken at the march.