were young adults, and many were draped in EU flags while others
waved banners proclaiming slogans like "I'm with EU" or simply
They chanted "what do we want to do? Stay in the EU," as they
set off for the Westminster political district.
"I was genuinely stunned on the morning after the vote," said
one marcher, Nathaniel Samson, 25, from Hertfordshire north of
"I feel deeply uncertain about my future," he added. "I'm on the
march to voice my discontentment. I am accepting the result, but
it's to show that we won't accept it quietly."
London voted 60 percent in favor of remaining in the EU in last
Thursday's referendum, with younger voters widely in favor of
staying in the bloc, but 52 percent of Britons overall cast
ballots in favor of leaving.
Rally organizer, King's College graduate Kieran MacDermott,
said: "We can prevent Brexit by refusing to accept the
referendum as the final say and take our finger off the
Parliament should have the final say on whether Britain should
leave, he told the BBC.
The vote to leave has prompted a battle within the ruling
Conservative party to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron who
said he would resign after the result.
The main opposition Labour Party has also turned on itself, with
most of its lawmakers in parliament having voted to withdraw
support for party leader Jeremy Corbyn after what they saw as
his lackluster contribution to the referendum campaign.
(Writing by Stephen Addison; editing by Andy Bruce)
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