I went to check out the demo at Trafalgar Square on Tuesday the 28th of June. I’d talked with many Londoners about the Brexit vote and the majority were very disappointed and angry about the result of the referendum. I’d watched the debates closely and for me it seemed that they were based more on feelings than facts – and many voted to leave the European Union because they wanted to protest against the political establishment. I understand where this protest came from but I think that had little do with the EU and more to do with austerity politics and the financial crisis.
At Trafalgar Square I saw thousands of people united, some waving their blue-and-yellow star flags and others having more of a creative approach towards the EU emblem. As much of a cliché it may be, it really felt that the people were there as the EU slogan says “united in diversity”.