Thousands of protesters turn out in London to demand second Brexit referendum

Thousands of protesters turn out in London to demand second Brexit referendum
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Thousands of protestors marched through the streets of London on Saturday as British lawmakers looked over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's latest Brexit deal.

The demonstration was organized by People’s Vote, a group that wants to see a second referendum on whether the U.K. should leave the European Union.

“We are now reaching a crucial moment in the Brexit crisis,” the group told The New York Times in a statement.

"The government has adopted the slogan ‘Get Brexit Done’ to try and browbeat an exhausted public into accepting whatever botched Brexit Boris Johnson presents to them, but we know this slogan is a lie," the group added.

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British Parliament is scheduled to vote on Johnson's deal sometime Saturday. Earlier in the day, Johnson urged Parliament to pass the deal that would see the U.K. removed from the E.U. on Oct. 31. 

"Now is the time for this great House of Commons to come together and bring the country together today," he said, "as I believe people at home are hoping and expecting."

To pass, the deal needs a simple majority of 320 votes, but there is skepticism about whether or not Johnson has the required votes.

If the vote fails to pass, Johnson would most likely need to ask for an extension on the Oct. 31 deadline, but the prime minister has also repeatedly said that he plans on leaving the European bloc at the end of the month with or without a deal.