Thousands March in London to Protest ‘Brexit’ Vote
ens of thousands of people, some waving French baguettes and chanting, “Hell no, we won’t go,” took to the streets of London on Saturday to express their anger at Britain’s referendum decision to leave the European Union.
Holding banners aloft that both expressed their love for Europe (“Can’t live without EU”) and contempt for the political leaders who led the Leave campaign (“The lying cockwombles”), the protesters marched two miles through the capital to Parliament Square. Yet more signs expressed dismay (“Our future has been stolen”), solidarity (“Bridges not walls”) or humor (”No Brex please, we’re British”).
Demonstrators sang songs, stopped traffic and encouraged passing cars to honk their horns in support. Some decorated their faces like the EU flag — blue with gold stars. In a salute to the continent, some signs used the French word for cheese, saying “Fromage not Farage,” a reference to the British Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage who is staunchly anti-EU.