Monday, 25 March 2019 10:34 WIB |
Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands Saturday, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.
The "People's Vote March" snaked from Park Lane and other locations to converge on Parliament, where the fate of Brexit will be decided in the coming weeks.
Marchers carried European Union flags and signs praising the longstanding ties between Britain and continental Europe. The protest drew people from across Britain who are determined to force Prime Minister Theresa May's government to alter its march toward Brexit.
May also is coming under rising pressure from her own Conservative Party to either step down or set a date for her resignation as her political support continues to wilt. The coming week is seen as crucial as political rivals jockey for position to succeed her.
Conservative Party legislator George Freeman tweeted that a new leader is needed.
œI™m afraid it™s all over for the PM. She™s done her best. But across the country you can see the anger. Everyone feels betrayed. Government™s gridlocked. Trust in democracy collapsing. This can™t go on. We need a new PM who can reach out & build some sort of coalition for a Plan B, he tweeted.
Source : VOA