On the 28th of June 2016, following the Brexit referendum result, which saw the victory of the leaving EU supporters with 51,9%, Jessica Rodgers, 23, set up the first opposition rally in Trafalgar Square. Thousands showed up, although a few hours earlier the event was canceled due to the amount of people expected exceeding 50,000, the actual square’s safety limit. Also the leader of Democratic party Tim Farron turned up to stand together to stay in Europe and to ask for the referendum to be nullified, especially after the UKIP leader and Leave Campaign supporter Nigel Farage backtracked on the £350m promised to go to NHS. This was declared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain program, the same morning of the referendum results.
On the 2nd of July another march took place, March for Europe. From Park Lane to Parliament Square a stream of protesters expressed their objection to Brexit, hoping to stop the appeal to Article 50, which means starting the leaving process from EU.