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Thousands rally in London against Brexit

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>> This anti-Brexit rally was called London Stays. It was organized on Facebook by a couple of friends, and when 50 plus thousand people said they were attending they cancelled it over safety concerns. But about 1,000 or so people have still turned out anyway, despite the rain. And it's not surprising that there is a lot of anger in London over this vote, seeing as the majority of the capital voted to stay.
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In the last couple of days nearly 200,000 people have signed an online petition calling for London to be an independent state. We’ve seen a couple of those banners here. And also there's predominantly young people here because they are the majority that voted to stay in, compared to the old where the majority voted out.
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I'm Reuters reporter, Emily Wither in London's Trafalgar Square and we've been speaking to people who are very worried about the future.>> We could end up sort of in an isolationist Britain where we're not connected with other countries. And I think, the world's moving to become so connected that I feel like trying to put ourselves into a box, is gonna have detrimental affects for my future, being able to move to different countries.
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And I just think, there's so much missed opportunity from this vote.>> Feels like because everyone voted for to leave the EU that people in Europe will view that everyone in GB wanted to leave, when it was only a 52%. So I want to show you by this protest that not everyone wants to leave and that some people still want to stay.
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>> London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, has called for more autonomy in London since the vote. And right now, the country seems to be split between people who say, it's time to accept the vote, roll your sleeves up and get on with it and people who are just refusing to accept that Britain has voted to leave the EU.
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Over 3 million people signed a petition for a second referendum. That's being ruled out by the outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron. But with a country so divided and a capital city in particular very unhappy, I think it's very likely we're gonna see a lot more protests, like this one, in the coming months.
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