A Million People And This Dog Turned Up To London’s Massive Brexit Protest

Brexit, French Bulldog

An estimated one million demonstrators – and at least one very cute French Bulldog, as seen above – took to the streets in London overnight for the People’s Vote March, calling for the UK’s final Brexit deal to be put to the public.

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Journalist Mariella Frostrup and TV presenter Richard Bacon addressed demonstrators from a stage in Parliament Square, where they announced that the official count of attendees was over a million, and BBC aerial video shows the massive scale of the protest.

Yeah, those crowds really do just keep going and going.

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed crowds in Parliament Square, saying that Theresa May and her government have proved “completely incapable” of delivering on the result of 2016’s referendum, and that it’s time for people to have another say. She said:

“This is now the moment of maximum opportunity – we need to avoid both the catastrophe of no-deal and the damage which would be caused by the prime minister’s bad deal. The EU’s decision to postpone things until at least April 12 has opened a window, and those of us who oppose Brexit must seize the chance it offers …”

Deputy Labour Party leader Tom Watson also addressed crowds, telling Theresa May to “open your curtains, switch on your TV” and saying that another public vote on Brexit is the only way to break the stalemate currently playing out in parliament.

Protesters carried signs that read “Bollocks To Brexit”, “IKEA Has Better Cabinets” and other similar slogans, and a number of these were left by the gates of parliament.


The European Union recently agreed to grant the UK a short extension to the Brexit process, but as it stands, if parliament rejects Theresa May’s deal a third time, then it’s highly likely that the UK will drop out of the EU on April 12 with no deal in place.

A petition for the UK to revoke Article 50, which would effectively cancel Brexit, has gathered more than 4.6 million signatures, and group of cross-party MPs are said to be exploring the possibility, but May is sticking to her guns and saying Britain will be leaving no matter what.

The potential fallout from a no-deal Brexit could mean that the UK would be cut off from certain food, medicine and energy supplies, and Ministry of Defence officials recently met in an actual bunker to discuss it. That dog is definitely cute, though.