London Brexit protests draw tens of thousands

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A "Remain" supporter walks near Park Lane in London A “Remain” supporter walks near Park Lane in London, as protesters marched to Parliament Square to show their support for the European Union in the wake of last weeks referendum decision for Britain to leave the EU, Saturday July 2, 2016. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London to protest against the outcome of last week’s Brexit referendum, which could ultimately see Britain leave the European Union.

CCTV’s Richard Bestic reports most are calling for a policy u-turn that will see the referendum result reversed.

London Brexit protests draw tens of thousands

London Brexit protests draw tens of thousands

The protestors at Saturday’s March for Europe people here want a second referendum, saying the electorate didn't realize the full impact that Brexit would have.

This march on Parliament brings to a close a tumultuous week in British politics amid an atmosphere of crisis.

The Bank of England governor Mark Carney says he is doing all he can to minimize the impact of Brexit on the economy, with a policy of monetary easing and a hint that interest rates could be reduced to zero percent.

The protestors at Saturday’s March for Europe people here want a second referendum, saying the electorate didn’t realize the full impact that Brexit would have.

supporters demonstrate in Parliament Square, London

“Remain” supporters demonstrate in Parliament Square, London, to show their support for the European Union in the wake of the referendum decision for Britain to leave the EU, Saturday July 2, 2016. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP)

However, this march takes place against a backdrop of political upheaval, with a leadership crisis in both the party of government and the official opposition.

Not to mention, the UK has not even begun difficult negotiations that will ultimately decide its new relationship with the European Union.