Members of the Remain in France Together (RIFT), Expat citizen rights in EU (Ecreu) and Brexpats – Hear Our Voice groups are set to join the march for a second referendum as well as to demand that if it takes place, Brits living in Europe should be allowed to take part in it.
Campaigners are promising it will be “the biggest ever pro-European march”, with the event set to take place on the second anniversary of the Leave vote.
“The fact that hundreds of British people living in France and across the EU are travelling to London this weekend shows just how strongly we all feel, two years on,” Kalba Meadows, one of the founders of the RIFT group said.
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“Two years of living in limbo, of being used in the negotiations as poker chips, with elements of our rights being openly horse-traded … it's been, and still is, unbelievably tough.”
“On Saturday we'll be walking under the British in Europe banner and alongside our EU friends from the3million to demand that we also have a chance to take part in a 'People's Vote'. Most of us had no say in the referendum that turned our lives upside down – to exclude us from this vote, if it happens, would be nothing short of criminal.”
Meadows said that there would be about 50 or 60 people from RIFT, Brits in France in the Ecreu and BHOV goups, as well as people who aren't members of groups.
“A guesstimate would be 150 to 200 including supportive family members, but you never know until the day!”
British Prime Minister Theresa May has firmly ruled out the idea of a second referendum but MPs from both the Conservative and Labour parties have suggested that she could yet change her mind.