Islanders marched for over five hours in the ‘Put It To The People’ march

Over 100 Islanders watched the front of the march set off at midday, and they were still marching through central London at 5pm. Report, photos and video within.

Islanders for Europe on people's vote march

Vix shares this latest report on behalf of the Islanders for Europe Group. Ed


Over 100 Islanders travelled to London this weekend to join in the ‘Put It To The People’ march at the end of another tumultuous week of Brexit politics.

One group hired a coach from Portsmouth, supported and part funded by donations, and filled with families and older people: a large proportion of whom had never been to a protest before. They watched the front of the march set off at midday, and Islanders were still marching through central London at 5pm.

Islanders for Europe on people's vote march

Glenn Koppany, from Islanders for Europe said,

“It was such a fantastic day with a lovely, positive atmosphere along the route. We were overwhelmed to be surrounded by well over a million bright and hopeful people, of all ages and backgrounds.

“The Isle of Wight continued our reputation for musical contributions to the march – this time with the addition of a couple of ukuleles!”

Islanders for Europe on people's vote march
Islanders for Europe on people's vote march

Growing petition
A petition to halt the process of Brexit and give the nation time to rethink its strategy has now reached over 5.3 million signatories, with over 9,000 on the Isle of Wight.

Isle of Wight Green Party’s parliamentary candidate, Vix Lowthion said,

“The turn-out was massive – many, many more than the 750,000 who turned out to march in October.

“After a thousand days of negotiations, this government have made an absolute mess of Brexit. It’s now time for the people to Take Back Control and make the decisions which government have failed to do.”

Islanders for Europe on people's vote march

Next meeting
Islanders for Europe next meet on Monday 8th April at 6.30pm at the Riverside Centre.

The meeting is open to anyone who supports the UK continuing membership of the European Union.

Details available on Facebook page or Twitter.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 7:35am

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ukdave

When more than 50% of the population start marching, I’ll pay attention.
Until then I’ll respect the people’s decision.

Colin

I went for a pleasant stroll along the cliffs. It was far more enjoyable than going to London for a march and had exactly the same effect on the political situation.

greenhey
Farage’s march? The one he tried to address from the top of an open bus until it started raining..and when he went downstairs the driver told him what do with his megaphone. Apparently he had pressing business elsewhere and he was keen to get out of the spotlight as the story about him shorting sterling on referendum day was gathering speed. The march which is the living… Read more »
profoundlife

Well this is remarkably subdued in the comments. Maybe none of us have anything left to say?

profoundlife

Haha. Thought this might get some downvotes. Wasn’t meant to be snarky. Just honestly surprised we haven’t all kicked off again about Brexit for once.

davimel

Sorry… I am Brexited out!! Can’t even bother to raise an eyebrow over this.. Can someone wake me up if the majority vote is ever allowed to stand, otherwise I shall be in the corner sucking my thumb!!!

greatergood

How will they all fit in the Riverside center?
Oh yes there isn’t that many of them, what’s the word for it?
Oh yeah – A small minority!

Mark L Francis

How is Farage’s Long March doing then?
Are they lost yet?