Grassroots anti-Brexit movements are planning to hold a series of rallies across the UK. The marches will mark one year since Theresa May triggered Article 50.
The rallies aim to send a clear message to both the country and government that Brexit can still be stopped. They will also argue that Britain remains better off staying in the EU.
One of the biggest events planned for the weekend of 24 March 2018 is the Great Northern March which will be held in Leeds. Organisers claim it “is the large Pro-EU event planned in the North of England this year.” The New European columnist Andrew Adonis is expected to speak at the rally.
On the same day the Young European Movement Edinburgh and the European Movement in Scotland are vowing not to be silenced on Brexit by marching in Edinburgh.
Grassroots campaigners are also organising an event in Pontypridd, South Wales on the same afternoon. It will “protest and party for Wales’ place in Europe”.
In the South there will be events in Maidenhead at the Town Hall on St Ives Road. In Exeter at Belmont Park at an event organised by Devon for Europe.
Meanwhile in the East of England all of the Eastern counties are invited to Ipswich, Suffolk to rally together “in peace and with open minds”. The event will be held at the University of Suffolk.
On Sunday 25 March the North East for Europe organisation will be holding a rally at Blackett Street in Newcastle upon Tyne.
On Monday 26 March there are plans for a London vigil that is expected to pass College Green and Downing Street. There will be guest speakers and even a rendition of Ode to Joy.