With around ‘one million’ of the UK’s population turning out to protest in London today it was no surprise that masses of ‘anti-Brexit’ dogs also came along to march in support of their owner’s politics – while enjoying a nice long walkies.
Anti-Brexit protesters from all over the country travelled to London for the ‘Put it to the People March’ as the online petition urging the government to cancel Brexit passed four and a half million signatures.
Opponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union began gathering in Hyde Park from 12pm before converging on Westminster and organisers claim a million people turned up to voice their concerns over the decision to leave the EU.
A dog wears a banner on its coat with the words ‘Brexit is … the wurst’ during the People’s Vote anti-Brexit march in London today
The Dachshund walks stoically with protesters while on a lead – proudly wearing the slogan on top of a jumper
A golden retriever holds a floppy rag doll depicting Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May in its mouth while EU supporters call on the government to give Britons a vote on the final Brexit deal
The retriever holds the dirtied toy in its mouth, unaware of its political significance while also sporting a star studded blue neckerchief to depict the EU flag
This week the EU has granted Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May a delay to the Brexit process.
The march, organised by the People’s Vote campaign is calling for a final vote on any proposed Brexit deal.
Organisers claimed that one million protesters came to the protest, after previously saying they were confident that the size of the crowd would exceed a similar rally held in October, where 700,000 people turned up.
The Metropolitan Police refused to comment on the size of the march.
An excited Bull dog is held on a leash by demonstrators as people start gathering for a Peoples Vote anti-Brexit march in central London
A woman with a Border Terrier and banner reading ‘No Hard Borders! They’re not nice’ marches in Trafalgar Square along with hundreds of thousands of people calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal
An English Bulldog in a European flag coat attends a march and rally organised by the pro-European People’s Vote campaign
A demonstrator carries a frightful dog on his shoulders during the busy People’s Vote anti-Brexit march
An EU supporter’s dog, calling on the government to give Britons a vote on the final Brexit deal as he takes a break from all the walking
Sad looking pooch sits by sign that asks: ‘What about my passport?’ and states ‘Brexit could put an end to EU pet passports’
Well behaved Terrier is let off the lead while wearing a billboard that states ‘This is a real dog’s brexit’ secured with string
A demonstrator leads a greyhound wearing a warm fleecy suit in the EU colours and flag along to the march with her
A dog and its owner sport similar EU inspired attire during a Peoples Vote anti-Brexit march in London today demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union
A greyhound appears nervous while wearing a sign reading ‘Paws Brexit’ during the Put It To The People March
‘People’s Vote: The government is barking up the wrong tree…I’m on a walk for another #RUFFERENDUM’ reads a sign worn by one demonstrator’s dog
Many MPs attended the protest with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announcing that he would be attending on the eve of the event: ‘Brexit is a complete and utter mess.
‘I’ll be marching on Saturday with people from every part of our country – from every walk of life – to demand that the British people get the final say.’
Labour’s Jess Phillips also attended the march with her son.
An EU supporter with face painted in EU flag colours stands in front of one of the four bronze lions that guard Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square
Following the event, the Birmingham Yardley MP tweeted: ‘I was worried about taking my kid to #PutItToThePeople I have to consider his safety and our security but there was not even the tiniest sign of trouble.
‘The nicest march I ever attended.’
Earlier, former Ukip leader Nigel Farage joined the counter March to Leave in Linby, Nottinghamshire, telling around 200 Brexit supporters that Theresa May had reduced the nation ‘to a state of humiliation’.
Thousands of people pictured taking part in the march while waving pro-EU slogans, EU flags and anti-Brexit placards
Organisers of the march claim a million people joined in on the ‘People’s Vote’ demonstration through the streets of London
Prime Minister Theresa May was unsurprisingly the target of many of the protests, with some coming up with some creative ways to show their anger
The ‘People’s vote’ protest – expected to be one of the largest in the capital in decades – was hosted by the People’s Vote pressure group.
Organisers arranged hundreds of coaches and even chartered a train to bring protesters from all corners of the country to the capital.
Among those in attendance was Stephen Goodall, a 96-year-old World War II veteran, who travelled 200 miles by train from southwest England alongside four generations of his family including his great-granddaughter.
As well as campaigning against Brexit, this protester took the time out to express his dissatisfaction with the leaders of both of the UK’s main parties
Organisers of the march claim a million took to the streets of central London six days before the UK is due to leave the EU
This teenager was one of many young people to take part in today’s march and defend another referendum from the government
This woman was one of many holding up banners and signs calling for Article 50 to be revoked and Brexit to be cancelled
Anna Soubry MP taking part in today’s march and being enthusiastically greeted by a fellow protester, who is wearing a ‘Stop Brexit’ hoodie
Protesters brought homemade banners and placards to the march with one saying ‘pull out doesn’t work’ referring to the country’s decision to leave the EU
Anti-Brexit marchers said the decision will affect future generations while others brought placards saying ‘Cats against Brexit’
Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry took centre stage during the protest, wearing shirts expressing their support for the march as they were surrounded by anti-Brexit campaigners
People young and old turned out for the anti-Brexit march and rally, including actor Eddie Marsan and his family who are all wearing T-shirts supporting the EU
An anti-Brexit and pro-socialist banner is unfurled and hung from Westminster Bridge before today’s march in London started