Tens of thousands of people from every part of the UK – as well as a contingent from Gibraltar – will fill central London on Saturday 23rd June to demand a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal in what will be the UK’s biggest ever pro-European protest march.
The March for a People’s Vote will be held on the second anniversary of the Brexit referendum. The campaign for a People’s Vote, which for the first time unites every major pro-European campaigning organisation, is gearing up for a summer of action and mobilisation – with the focus on getting grassroots activists to lobby their MPs to support a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.
The public mobilisation for the march starts today [Friday] with the campaign releasing a promotional video, which features a range of political figures and campaigners, and launching a crowd funding appeal to raise £100,000 to meet the costs of organising and advertising for the march.
Local campaign groups, though, have been working on building support for the march for some weeks and are reporting record levels of support:
- Nine coaches have already been ordered to take supporters from Devon to the march.
- Newcastle expects to send at least two coaches and over 100 people by train.
- In Gibraltar supporters are fundraising with a target of getting 100 people from the Rock to come to the march.
James MacCleary, Campaign Director of the European Movement UK, said:
“Brexit is a big deal, but it’s not a done deal. Our call is to everyone in Britain who thinks this is just too important a matter to be left to 650 MPs in Westminster. If they want a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal, they need to join us on the streets of the capital on June 23rd and to make such a noise about it that is so loud it will be impossible to ignore.”
Femi Oluwole, co-founder of Our Future Our Choice, said:
“The Brexit deal will affect the people of this country for generations to come. Even most Brexit voters think it's going horribly. Young people have the most at stake here and if we leave the EU in March 2019, without a People’s Vote, half a million young people will have been denied any say about the biggest decision on their future by the same generation of politicians that has been happy to lumber them with tuition fees, debt, falling wages and unaffordable rents. Now is the time for young people to get out and march for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.”
James McGrory, Executive Director of Open Britain said:
“Brexit will affect everybody in the country, which is why it should not be left to 650 politicians in London to decide our future but to all 65 million people. That is why so many are demanding a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal. Anyone who agrees should mark their diary for 23rd June and come and join us in London to march for one.”
Notes to editors
The promotional video can be seen at: https://twitter.com/peoplesvote_uk/status/989878125063483395
More details about the March for a People’s Vote can be found on the People’s Vote website at: https://www.peoples-vote.uk/march
The March for the People’s Vote is supported by Open Britain, the European Movement UK, Britain for Europe, Our Future Our Choice (OFOC), For our Future’s Sake (FFS), Scientists for EU, Healthier IN, IN Facts, Best for Britain and Wales for Europe. All of these organisations, other than Best for Britain, are based at Millbank Tower from where the march is being organised.