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Welsh campaigners join hundreds of thousands at 'People's Vote' march

Campaigners from 'North Wales for Europe' arrive in London. Credit: Silas Jones

Welsh campaigners join '670,000' at Brexit march in London.

Organisers claim 670,000 people attended the march in central London, with people from across Wales joining the rally. Supporters were calling for a people's vote on the final Brexit deal.

More than 150 coaches of supporters are travelling to London from around the UK. Credit: Richard Spencer

Seat spaces on coaches leaving Wales for the march sold out in advance with eleven coaches travelling to London.

Welsh politicians were active at the event in London. Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price AM said "people, not politicians should lead on Brexit".

A video message from the new leader was shown at the rally, reiterating calls for a People's Vote on the final deal.

In just a few weeks, we’ll know the real Brexit, finally, that’s on offer - not the fantasy Brexit that was promised. We’ll have a real, clear choice. We’ll have the actual facts. We know now that the people were lied to and in those circumstances it’s the people, not the politicians, that should lead. We need a People’s Vote now, so we can rebuild our faith in the future of our democracy.

– Adam Price AM, Plaid Cymru Leader

Stephen Doughty MP expressed his support for the march. The MP for Cardiff South and Penarth attended the 'People's Vote March' in June and predicts "hundreds of thousands" more supporters.

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Youth campaigners from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales spoke at the event. Carmen Smith represented Wales on behalf of the campaign group 'For our Future’s Sake'. She said campaigners are "demanding their right to have the final say".

The biggest problems are still to be negotiated, many of the consequences are still being concealed and, if we carry on like this, the arguments will never end. That’s why the People’s Vote March for the Future will be led by thousands of young people – students, apprentices and everyone starting out in life – whose voices have too often been ignored.

– Carmen Smith, For our Future's Sake Wales
The 'People's Vote' march travelling through London to Parliament Square. Credit: Brendan Sadka

Meanwhile in Harrogate a counterprotest was hosted by 'Leave Means Leave'. The 'Save Brexit Rally' heard from Kate Hoey MP, Owen Paterson MP, and Nigel Farage MEP.

Former Welsh Conservative leader, Andrew RT Davies AM, said the 'People's Vote' march represents an "affront to democracy" and the initial Brexit vote should be implemented.