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Thousands of demonstrators gather in London to protest against Brexit vote

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:00 GMT, Jul 2, 2016 |
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Thousands of demonstrators gathered in central London on Saturday (July 2) to march in protest against last week’s vote to leave the European Union.

The referendum result has plunged Britain into political chaos and was rejected by most people in the capital.

Most protesters were young adults, and many were draped in EU flags while others waved banners proclaiming slogans like “I’m with EU” or simply “Wrexit.”

London voted 60 percent in favour of remaining in the EU in Thursday’s (June 23) referendum, with younger voters widely in favour of staying in the bloc, but 52 percent of Britons overall cast ballots in favour of leaving.

The vote to leave has prompted a battle within the ruling Conservative party to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron who said he would resign after the result.

The main opposition Labour Party has also turned on itself, with most of its lawmakers in parliament having voted to withdraw support for party leader Jeremy Corbyn.