LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the EU will march through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum, as the in-depth Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa Mays premiership.
An EU supporter with the EU flag painted on her face, calling on the government to give the British a vote on the final Brexit agreement, participating in the & # 39; People & # 39; s vote & # 39; March in central London, UK, March 23, 2019. REUTERS / Dylan Martinez
After three years of debating, it is still uncertain how, when or even if Brexit will happen when May tries to plot a way out of the most serious political crisis of at least one generation.
Perhaps on Friday suggested that she might not return her two unsettled EU divorce agreements back to parliament next week and leave her Brexit strategy in disaster. Times and The Daily Telegraph reported that the pressure grew in May to step down.
While the country and its politicians are divided over Brexit, they most agree that it is the most important strategic decision the United Kingdom has faced since World War II.
Pro-EU protesters will gather for a "Put it to the people march" on Marble Arch on the outskirts of Hyde Park around midday before marching past the Prime Minister's office in Downing Street and exit outside Parliament.
James McGrory, director of the People & # 39; s Vote campaign and one of the organizers of March, said the campaign for another Brexit referendum is now the largest mass movement in Britain that is spreading the membership of the main political parties.
"People from all walks of life can see what they once offered, have no relation to what is being delivered, and they are angry about it, because it feels like a bad deal is hit down the neck," he is Reuters.
The organizers were confident that the crowd would exceed a similar rally in October when supporters said about 700,000 people came up.
Two hundred buses from across the UK were reserved to take people to London for March. A coach left the Scottish Highlands on Friday night, and another left from Cornwall on England's western tip early Saturday morning.
A request to cancel Brexit received a total of 4 million signatures in just 3 days after May to the public "I am on your side" over Brexit and urged lawmakers to come to his agreement.
In the June 23, 2016 referendum, 17.4 million voters, or 52 percent, Brexit supported, while 16.1 million, or 48 percent, supported the block.
But since then, opponents of Brexit have explored ways of holding another referendum.
May has repeatedly ruled out holding another Brexit referendum saying it would deepen divisions and undermine support for democracy. Brexit supporters say another referendum would trigger a major constitutional crisis.
Some polls have shown a small shift in favor of staying in the EU, but there is not yet a decisive change in attitudes.
Many voters in Britain say they have become increasingly bored by Brexit, and May said Wednesday that they want this phase in the Brexit process to be "over and done with."
Editing Guy Faulconbridge