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23rd March 2019, 17:51

Organisers of the 'Put It To The People' campaign claim over a million people joined second referendum march

Organisers of the "Put It To The People" campaign claim over a million people joined the march through central London on Saturday.

The demonstration could be the biggest since the ‘Stop the War march’ in 2003, and has been covered widely by the international press.

Crowds at Parliament Square heard speeches from Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson, Former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine, and the Independent Group's Anna Soubryamong others, and a giant banner was unfurled quoting David Davis in 2012 saying if a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy.

Among the Gibraltarians in the crowd, GSD MP Daniel Feethamsaid it was humbling to form part of this massive grass roots movement that refuses to give up the fight. He said simply because we voted to leave does not mean we have to leave at all costs and on any terms. He said the terms of our exit are just as important as the decision to leave and they should be put to the people in another referendum with remain as an option.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Cabinet Minister David Lidington, said the Government took serious note of the strength of feeling at the demonstration, as well as the 5.5 million who have signed the petition to revoke Article 50. However, he said the results of the 2016 referendum could not be set aside.