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Tens of thousands participated in a march in the center of the British capital, London, today, Saturday, in protest against the result of the popular referendum, with Britain leaving the European Union.

The referendum, which was held on the 23rd of last month, resulted in the support of 51.9% of the exit from the union, compared to 48.9% who asked to remain.

The march, which he was invited to participate on social media, started from Park Lane Street next to Hyde Park, then went to Parliament Square, near London’s Ministries Quarter.

The protesters called their “March for Europe” and raised slogans saying “We love Europe” and other slogans calling for staying in the European Union.

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Social media played a role in advocating the march as well as in criticizing it from supporters of leaving the European Union

The BBC’s Marta Beckley said that Londoners of all ages protested, including entire families, as well as Europeans of different nationalities.

The participants in today’s march in London were criticized on the social networking sites, Twitter and Facebook, for the supporters of the “Brexit” campaign, which called for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Although the Brexit campaign won a simple majority across the country, a large majority of London’s voters supported staying in the European bloc, with final results showing that London voted 60 percent in favor of the survival campaign.

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The protesters raised the European Union flag in the demonstration that passed through the streets of the British capital.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, was a prominent supporter of the survival campaign.

Comedian Mark Thomas, one of the organizers of the march, said: “Britain’s decision-makers should not proceed to remove Britain from the Union based on the results of a referendum that came through misleading, exaggeration and intimidation from immigration, as well as questioning figures related to the expenditures of the European Union.”

Tim Faron, leader of the Liberal Democrats party, participated in this march.

Britain is still living political consequences described as chaos after the referendum. The ruling Conservative party is preparing for elections to choose a new leader and prime minister after current leader David Cameron announced his resignation after losing the referendum.

The Labor Party, the opposition leader, faces a leadership struggle after intense criticism of its current leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has been accused of failing to persuade Labor supporters to vote in favor of Britain remaining in the European Union.

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A sign stating that the majority of the population of the British capital voted in favor of remaining in the European Union.

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