This is how many were with us in London today, marching for a People’s Vote. I met up with two friends from Somerset to take part in only my second demonstration ever, so strongly do I feel that we should be given the chance to express our views again, now that the facts are so much better known. Here is a selection of the photographs I took, most of them in Park Lane, since it took us about 2 hours 20 minutes to get from Marble Arch to Hyde Park Corner, so many people were taking part. (Some of these pictures are not in quite the right order. Right now I don’t have the facilities of my home computer to correct things on.)Police helicopters accompanied the route, but on the ground the police were very discreet.Jean and Liz, my Somerset companions. Many more Somersetters were there, but we did not see any of them.I did not take photos of smutty or ad hominem placards – with this very mild exception!After well over two hours we emerged from Park Lane, the starting point, into Piccadilly.
When we got to Trafalgar Square, via St James’s Street and Pall Mall, after about four hours, we decided to to go into the National Gallery for a cup of tea, because this was the view down Whitehall, a solid, unmoving block of people. The speeches in Parliament Square were meant to have started over an hour previously, so we had missed most of them and had no hope of hearing any remaining.View from the National Gallery cafe. While there we looked to see what the BBC was saying about the march, and I was delighted to see that they were featuring the best placard I saw, ‘Eton Mess’.
Very proud and very happy to have taken part.