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Thousands of campaigners from Wales to join the Put It To The People march.

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Peter Gilbey
(EDIT: Coach numbers have been amended since original publication)

Thousand of campaigners from across Wales will be making their way to London on Saturday 23rd March, to join a mass demonstration to demand a People’s Vote on Brexit.

Hundreds of thousands of people from across the UK are expected to take part in the People’s Vote “Put It To The People” march in central London. Last October, more than 700,000 people marched through central London to demand a People’s Vote on Brexit.

23 coaches from Wales have already been fully booked and more coaches may be added later this week. This is nine more than at last October’s march.

People will travel to London from all parts of Wales, north and south, and every corner of the UK including the Highlands of Scotland. Some are also coming from Gibraltar.

Other People’s Vote supporters will be travelling by train and car from all parts of the UK. Many UK citizens living abroad are also planning to travel home to take part in the march. They are coming from Australia, the US, Malaysia, and Africa. Hundreds more are coming from across the EU.

All marchers from Wales will meet at the Hyde Park Bandstand at 11am on March 23, before joining the main march at 12pm – “High Noon” – on Park Lane. The march will then proceed to Parliament Square for a mass rally and keynote speeches.

Geraint Talfan Davies, Chair of Wales for Europe said: “We have had an astonishing response to this march from all over Wales, with many more coaches having to be booked than for last October’s event. This is a clear sign that support in Wales for our membership of the EU has grown sharply.   

“As Parliament struggles for direction, The Put It To The People march will express an emphatic demand for a democratic final say on this mess, before it’s too late. This is High Noon for Brexit.

“If, as seems likely, the Prime Minister will this week seek an extension to the Article 50 period beyond 29 March, this march could well mark the start of a whole new phase of our campaign.  

“Anyone who cares about the future, who feels betrayed by broken promises in the last referendum, and who can see the immense damage that Brexit will do to the Welsh economy, our NHS and already beleaguered communities, is welcome to join us to make their voice heard. We can stop this madness. It’s now or never,” he added.

The mass demonstration in London takes place just days before the UK is scheduled to leave to the European Union. Young and old from all walks of life will be marching side by side, including families pushing buggies, grandparents, teenagers, students, office workers, celebrities and Members of Parliament.

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Notes to Editors

For bids and media enquiries about the local campaigners joining the march, please contact:

Peter Gilbey, Director, Wales for Europe
peter@walesforEurope.org 

Geraint Talfan Davies, Chair, Wales for Europe
hello@walesforeurope.org

The coaches will be picking up passengers from Cardiff, Newport, the Vale of Glamorgan, the Central Valleys, Bridgend, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, southern Powys, Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Bangor, Denbighshire and Wrexham.

To book a space on a coach please go to the event page on our website: walesforeurope.org/events

More information can be found here: peoples-vote.uk/march