Over a million people headed out in London today
Musicians have joined huge crowds taking part in the People’s March in London today, following calls for a second Brexit referendum.
Earlier this week, an online petition urging the government to revoke Article 50 gained huge traction after Prime Minister Theresa May appealed for public support as she requested a delay on Britain’s EU departure.
As the petition crossed the four million signatures mark, making it the most popular online petition ever, supporters today (March 23) took to the streets in London for the People’s Vote March. Over a million people have reportedly turned out for the protest.
Among the huge crowds – which gathered from midday – were music figures such as Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, Years & Years, Blur‘s Dave Rountree, Fatboy Slim, Pet Shop Boys, Nadine Shah, Billy Bragg and more.
After captioning a video on the march with “see you there”, Thom Yorke shared a black and white shot from today’s crowd. The image shows a poster which reads: “Please stop. You’re fucking everything up.” Elsewhere, Fatboy Slim is said to have performed a set in support of DJs Against Brexit.
Check out those posts and more below.
Ahead of the march, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig voiced his support for those heading out during the band’s intimate show in London this morning. “Maybe some of you are gonna go protest later. Godspeed – we wish you the best,” he told the crowd
Many protesters looked to the world of music and TV for inspiration in crafting their anti-Brexit signs – with Sex Pistols, Elbow, Alan Partridge, The Simpsons, and Queer Eye featuring on the impressive designs. Check out some of the best below.
Meanwhile, Britain’s exit from the EU could now take place during this year’s Glastonbury. After issuing a former request to delay to Brexit beyond March 29, PM Theresa May told MPs that she was “not prepared to delay Brexit any further than the June 30”.
What’s [Brexit] got to do with the rock business?” he told Sky News. “How are you going to tour in Europe?” the interviewer replied.
“Oh dear. As if we didn’t tour Europe before the fucking EU,” he said. “Oh give it up!”