Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators turned out for the People’s Vote march in London, demanding a final say on any Brexit deal between the UK and the EU.
Organisers said 700,000 people marched in the capital’s gridlocked streets on Saturday, with some protesters saying the march had turned into more of a shuffle.
Participants finished in Parliament Square, where politicians and celebrities addressed the crowds, after setting off from Park Lane.
Speakers included Tory MP Anna Soubry, Labour’s Chuka Umunna and Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable.
In a video message, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said her MPs would back a people’s vote – “which includes the option to remain in the EU” – if the issue came before the House of Commons.
“The Tory government’s handling of these negotiations has been chaotic, incompetent and shambolic,” she said.
“Having spent two years telling us that no deal was better than a bad deal, the prime minister is now preparing to pile pressure on MPs to vote for a bad or blindfold deal on the grounds that ‘no-deal’ would be catastrophic.
“She is trying to scare the UK into the frying pan out of fear of the fire. It is a scandal and it should not be accepted.”.