Yorkshire was out in effect at the People’s Vote march in London and several protesters came armed making use of their own banners and placards.
At least 670,000 people proved for the march, organisers have claimed, and the Yorkshire Post swept up with several protesters who made their way right down to London the other day so that they could voice their demand for a referendum on the ultimate deal.
North Yorkshire representatives were out in force
were folks from all walks of life
There, from Leeds and Scarborough, Sheffield and harrogate, Doncaster and hull.
Many Yorkshire attendees commented how peaceful, polite and calm the march was. There have been huge bottlenecks as protesters marched on Parliament, there is no jostling yet. People on crutches and folks with small children were prioritised elderly. One man was walking going for a photo and fell over a bollard backwards. Everyone around him rushed to his rescue, helping him up.
was the odd bump as protesters were herded together
There, but individuals were swift to apologise. It had been good natured, hopeful and joyous.
Many people could only get so far as Trafalgar Square because they couldn’t go any more forward as there have been thousands of individuals in the front and thousands behind them. Seemed to mind no-one, saying they might have an enormous turnout rather, if it meant they missed the speeches even.
It was a calm, collected, albeit vocal protest, and several Yorkshire attendees commented that it had been “an extremely British march”.
One couple from Harrogate, who have been within their 60s, said this is their first march ever.
“We have been not political,” said the husband.
“But we can not relax while our kids and grandchildren see their future ruined,” he told the Yorkshire Post.
There were reports of a small number of UKIP supporters heckling protesters, but this is an isolated incident.
Founder of Leave Means Leave Richard Tice told the BBC: “It is a march by those people who are basically losers.
“The vote was lost by them in 2016. They lost again in 2017 then. They think they learn compared to the 17.4 million individuals who voted to get back our laws, borders and trade.”
A pro-Brexit “Leave Means Leave” event also occurred in Harrogate, attended by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Labour MP Kate Hoey and Conservative MP Owen Paterson. It really is understood the function attracted 1,200 people.