Thousands of supporters and opponents of Britain’s divorce from the European Union have swarmed through the streets of London after British lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time.
The pro-Brexit demonstrators blocked streets around the Houses of Parliament in central London on Friday as several groups of protesters converged on the day that the UK was originally meant to depart from the 28-member bloc.
Marchers carried placards that read, “Every nation has the right to self-determination,” and “Leave means Leave.”
The demonstrators also chanted slogans, including “Brexit now!” and “we want our Brexit back.”
Protesters against May’s Brexit deal stood outside parliament, wearing a blue top hat adorned with a yellow ribbon reading “Stop Brexit.”
The rallies were held after British lawmakers…