Sturgeon, Blackford, Phillips Address Public During Rally for Second Referendum

People hold up placards and European flags as they attend a march and rally organised by the pro-Eur

People hold up placards and European flags as they attend a march and rally organised by the pro-Eur

Organisers said the initial count showed more than a million people had turned up - putting it on a par with the biggest march of the century, the Stop the War march in 2003.

"The way to break the stalemate is for parliament and the people to come together", he said.

The size of the crowd saw people spill over into the capital's side streets and some underground trains were not stopping at Green Park station.

There was no independent verification of the numbers but BBC correspondent Richard Lister, who was at the scene, said it was a "very densely packed" protest and people were still arriving in Parliament Square five hours after the march began. Meanwhile, by Saturday morning a petition asking for Britain to just "remain in the EU" has garnered more than four million signatures - making it the most popular petition ever submitted to the Parliament website.

Protesters carried placards and wore blue and yellow starred berets, with many sporting yellow fluorescent stickers reading "Bollocks to Brexit".

The day's activities were kicked off by the unfurling of a large banner on Westminster Bridge that read "Love socialism, hate Brexit".

While some have expressed astonishment at the climbing number, others have been more skeptical, suspecting that bots and people using false details to claim British citizenship or residency could be involved.

Still, May angered lawmakers last week when she delivered a speech blaming Parliament for the Brexit stalemate.

"At every stage Theresa May has doubled down rather than reaching out".

Addressing May, he called on her to "look out your window" to see "this magnificent crowd today". You're plunging this country into chaos.

London's mayor Sadiq Khan is also one of the politicians pushing for her to change her mind.

The result of any such indicative votes would not be binding on the government but if it showed a majority for an alternative Brexit path which would break the parliamentary deadlock it could be politically hard for May to ignore.

"This is now the moment of maximum opportunity - we need to avoid the catastrophe of no-deal and the damage which would be caused by the prime minister's bad deal".

It is not yet confirmed if and when this vote will happen.

The deal has been rejected twice by the British parliament since January. It said her one chance of getting the deal approved by parliament was to name a date for her departure.

Greening said: "This started with a referendum, let's finish it with a final say".

It said only that they discussed "whether there is sufficient support" to bring her Brexit divorce plan back to Parliament for a third vote.

May was told by Brexiteers at the meeting she must set out a timetable to leave office if she wants to get her deal ratified, Buzzfeed reporter Alex Wickham said on Twitter.

Sturgeon accused May of being "in thrall to hardline Brexiteers".

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is not expected to attend.

Protesters carrying European Union flags and placards called for any Brexit deal be put to another public vote, with speakers including Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

LONDON: Accused of presiding over an unprecedented national humiliation in her chaotic handling of Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May´s hold on power appears increasingly endangered.

By contrast, a pro-Brexit petition on the Parliament website which urges the Government to leave the European Union without a deal has received 455,000 signatories.

MPs could vote as soon as Monday on that and a series of other Brexit alternatives, in an attempt to find a route out of the country's chaotic political standstill before the new April 12 deadline imposed by the European Council on Thursday.

On Sunday, an electronic petition created to cancel Brexit altogether passed the 5 million signature mark.

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