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Brexit: People's Vote march to Parliament Square

  • Brexit march: Million joined Brexit protest.
    Hundreds of thousands are marching through central London calling for another EU referendum. Brexit march: Million joined Brexit protest.

Hundreds of thousands are marching through central London calling for another EU referendum.

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse.

Organisers of the "Put It To The People" campaign say more than a million people joined the march before rallying in front of Parliament.

Protesters carrying EU flags and placards called for any Brexit deal be put to another public vote.

On Thursday, European leaders agreed to delay the UK's departure from the EU.

PM Theresa May is coming under pressure to quit after saying she might not put her Brexit deal to a third vote by MPs.

Speakers at the rally included Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, former Tory turned independent MP Anna Soubry and former attorney general Dominic Grieve.

Crowds were told 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.

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.

BBC