There were chaotic scenes as a march led by Nigel Farage left Sunderland to protest against perceived attempts to betray the will of the people over Brexit.
Farage and around 100 followers set off on the first leg of their 200-mile journey to London on Saturday. Marchers chanted “we’re marching for our freedom” and some described Farage as a great statesman and a fantastic leader.
“The will of the people is very clear,” Farage told them. “If you see what has been happening in parliament this week, we may well not be leaving the EU. If politicians think they can walk all over us, then we’re going to march back and tell them they can’t. Simple as that.”
The former Ukip leader has already indicated that he will not be marching all the way with them, according to Sky News.
The 14-day March to Leave, organised by the Leave Means Leave campaign, is due to arrive in the capital on 29 March, the scheduled date for the UK to leave the EU, for a mass rally in Parliament Square.
The march’s website states: “It is now clear the Westminster elite are preparing to betray…