Marching on: Thousands take to streets to stop Brexit

PUBLISHED: 12:23 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:07 16 October 2017

People gather at a Rally for Europe event on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, which is part of the European Movement in Scotland campaign against Brexit.

People gather at a Rally for Europe event on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, which is part of the European Movement in Scotland campaign against Brexit.

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A day of action across the UK saw thousands of people take to the streets to demand Brexit is stopped.

Protests at the weekend in London, Cambridge, Bristol, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool, Reading, Cardiff and York kept the pressure on the government to listen to growing concerns over leaving the European Union.

In the capital members of Number 10 Vigil for Victory staged a mock funeral procession along Whitehall passing Downing Street.

One of the biggest rallies was held in Edinburgh where speakers included Labour MP Ian Murray and his SNP counterpart Tommy Sheppard.

Mr Murray said: “The economic consequences of what this government are about to embark on are disastrous for this country, and actually pretty disastrous for our European neighbours as well.

Protesters in EdinburghProtesters in Edinburgh

“The only way we can stop that from happening is to stay with the customs union and the single market.”

In London Labour’s Heidi Alexander addressed the crowds.

People waved flags from many EU nations at the protest in EdinburghPeople waved flags from many EU nations at the protest in Edinburgh

An effigy of Nigel Farage at the Westminster march 
PHOTO: Bryn JonesAn effigy of Nigel Farage at the Westminster march PHOTO: Bryn Jones

Funeral procession along Whitehall
PHOTO: Bryn JonesFuneral procession along Whitehall PHOTO: Bryn Jones

Heidi Alexander spekaing in Westminster
PHOTO: Bryn JonesHeidi Alexander spekaing in Westminster PHOTO: Bryn Jones

Nottingham marchNottingham march

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