Pro-EU protesters gather in London for the National Rejoin March, demanding the UK to rejoin the EU.
Why it matters
The event is significant as it highlights the ongoing debate and division surrounding Brexit, with protesters expressing their dissatisfaction with the UK's decision to leave the EU.
What the papers say
The National Rejoin March (NRM) gathered near Hyde Park and was due to culminate in Parliament Square as supportive motorists beeped their horns. Protesters brandished placards reading 'the road to rejoin the EU starts here', and 'rejoin, rejoice'. (France 24) Protesters against the UK's exit from the EU have labelled the move 'a huge mistake' as they campaigned to rejoin the bloc. A large crowd of pro-EU protesters gathered outside the Hilton hotel on Park Lane in central London for the National Rejoin March (NRM) on Saturday. (The Guardian) Thousands of Remainers flooded central London with a sea of blue flags and yellow stars as they demanded the country overturn the 2016 Referendum result and rejoin the EU. A large crowd of pro-EU protestors gathered in Parliament Square for the National Rejoin March (NRM) on Saturday. (The Independent)
How we got here
The UK voted to leave the EU in a referendum in June 2016, and an exit deal was negotiated under the premiership of former Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and came into force in 2021.
More on these topics
The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km² and an estimated total population of about 447 million.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the northwestern coast of the European mainland.
Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Following a UK-wide referendum in June 2016, in which 52% voted to leave and 48% voted to remain in the EU, the UK Government which was then led by Theresa May formally declared the c
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019.