Million people attend Brexit protest

UK citizens demand another EU referendum to be held

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Hundreds of thousands are marching through central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse. According to a statement made by the organisers of the "Put It To The People" campaign, more than a million people have joined the march before rallying in front of Parliament, putting the count on a par with the biggest march of the century, the Stop the War march in 2003.

Speakers at the rally have 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.

In the mean time, a record-breaking online petition on Parliament's website calling for Brexit to be cancelled by revoking Article 50 has attracted more than 4.3 million signatures. As the number of signatures on the petition continued to climb, its creator Margaret Georgiadou said she had "received three death threats over the phone", and a "torrent of abuse" via her Facebook account, BBC reports.

The mass anti-Brexit movements come after the EU agreed to delay the UK's departure from the EU. But with a twist - in case May's deal is approved by MPs next week, the EU has agreed to extend the Brexit deadline until 22 May. If it is not - and no alternative plan is put forward - the UK is set to leave the EU on 12 April.

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