Thousands of protesters gathered in London to ask the UK to join the EU

Thousands of protesters marched in central London calling for the UK to re-enter the EU.

The National Rejoin March on Saturday saw large crowds of people walking from Park Lane to Parliament Square. Protesters from across the UK traveled for hours to participate.

Parliament Square Garden, the last stop on the march for the demonstration, saw a blue and yellow sea as supporters waved EU flags and carried placards.

Some signs said: “Brexit would never work”, “For the lowest bills #Join the EU” and “We voted for Romaine”.

Protesters Andrea Ekins (left) and Nikki Ajibade (right) take part in a national reunion march in Parliament Square, London (PA)

Nikki Ajibade, a 60-year-old teacher from Warwickshire, was marching with her sister.

He said: “We strongly feel that the situation we are in now can be traced directly to the 2016 referendum, which was supposedly a consultative referendum.

“It wasn’t a supermajority result, 52 and 48 is not something you can just completely flip and turn the whole country upside down. Look six years on where we are. So we strongly feel that we have to put in place a reasonable government, general elections now, because this group is fighting like rats in a lot. “

Asked whether Boris Johnson potentially threw his hat in the ring to become prime minister again, Ms. Ajibade said, “If they’re thinking Boris Johnson is the answer, they don’t understand the question, come on, it’s just ridiculous. .

“It is an insult to the nation. It is a real insult to the British people to even mention his name as a possible candidate.

“I’m not worried about Boris Johnson’s arrival. I’m not worried. I think he would be absolutely brilliant, because then he would be the last nail in the Tory coffin.

“It’s a national disgrace, an international laughingstock, that’s what they transformed us.”

The crowd booed as a large digital screen overlooking Parliament Square Garden showed images of characters voting for leave such as Boris Johnson, Priti Patel and Nigel Farage.

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Demonstrator Oliver Jackson (PA)

Oliver Jackson, a 26-year-old warehouse worker from Dorset, said it’s important for politicians to listen to those who want to re-enter the EU.

He said: “We have to make our voices heard. And especially during all this chaos, we cannot let this be ruled out. Honestly, the best way to get the UK back on track is to rejoin, at the very least, the single market and then the EU.

“Brexit was the slow death that bled the UK to death for years.”

The crowd also sang “Tories out” and booed as the speakers discussed the prospect of Boris Johnson running for prime ministerial time again.

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The demonstrator Tony Harold (PA)

Tony Harold, 44, of Poole, who works in the stock market, said Brexit hit him because he has a property in Spain.

He said: “We’ve seen the damage and it’s all been downhill since it started.

“I personally have a second home in Spain and have been directly impressed. It really puts me on top of the pile. But I have seen the benefits of the EU and of free movement, both myself and the other people around me.

“It allows you to come and go as you please and enriches your life. It makes people better,

“It gives more of a life experience and it is very sad to see it go.”

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Demonstrator Joshua Allotey (PA)

Joshua Allotey, 57, of Winchester, who works for a local authority, believed the UK would continue to suffer from leaving the EU.

He said: “Leaving was a big mistake. It has already cost the UK a lot. And if we don’t go back, it will continue to cost us. It was a badly fought idea. It was ideologically driven and is not really designed to help the UK. We are better off within the EU.

“In the long run, we will suffer because we are unable to sell and buy from Europe, which is our largest market.”

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