Hundreds of campaigners travelled by rail from St Albans to London last weekend to take part in the huge ‘Final Say’ march.
They joined around a million campaigners from across the UK in London on Saturday, October 19, in the ‘Together for the Final Say’ rally to demand a say on any Brexit deal.
News that Parliament would be sitting for an emergency session on the same day as the ‘Together for the Final Say’march made this protest even more important because it wasan occasion when everyone, not just politicians, could make their voice heard.
It was one of the largest protest marches Britain has ever seen, with people coming together to tell Boris Johnson that he cannot inflict a hard and destructive Brexit on the UK without seeking the people’s democratic consent in a final say referendum.
As well as from St Albans, campaigners came from as far north as Inverness in north Scotland (554 miles) and as far south as Truro in Cornwall (283 miles).
Dozens of coaches came from areas that voted to leave in 2016, includingLincolnshire, Derby, Darlington and the Welsh Valleys.
St Albans for Europe chair Fiona McAndrew said: “For nearly three years, hard-working activists and campaigners here in St Albans and across the UK have been running street stalls, delivering leaflets, and making the case for a People’s Vote to settle the Brexit issue once and for all.
“It was great to see so many people from all regions of the UK and from all walks of life together in London to demand our voices are heard.
“We had a great turnout from St Albans station, and we know that dozens more travelled separately from St Albans to London.
“St Albans is not taking this Brexit shambles lying down and we will continue this fight for everyone, however they voted in the 2016 referendum, to be able to vote on the deal now we know what it looks like.”
“Boris Johnson needs to hear loud and clear he must seek our consent before he inflicts his damaging Brexit on our country.
“The ‘Together for the Final Say’ march was a huge democratic moment for our country; whatever you think about Brexit, the only way out of this mess is to give the people the final say.”
Picture courtesy of Damian Boys