Thousands Protest Against Brexit in London's Trafalgar Square

PHOTO: Crowds demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest aimed at showing Londons solidarity with the European Union in London, June 28, 2016. Dylan Martinez/Reuters
Crowds demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest aimed at showing London's solidarity with the European Union in London, June 28, 2016.

Thousands of protesters gathered in London Tuesday to voice their support of the United Kingdom staying in the European Union, despite Friday's unprecedented referendum voting for an exit.

An event in Trafalgar Square, titled "Stand Together," had been canceled due to the extraordinary number of people who wished to attend.

PHOTO: Demonstrators march onto College Green outside The Houses of Parliament at an anti-Brexit protest in London, June 28, 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators march onto College Green outside The Houses of Parliament at an anti-Brexit protest in London, June 28, 2016.

"It started with the idea of bringing 20 friends together in London Fields park in East London, and now we have over 50,000 people who want to stand together in London," event organizer Jessica Rodgers wrote on Facebook. Trafalgar Square is only equipped to hold 10,000 people, she wrote, and proceeding with the demonstration would with "too dangerous for the attendees."

Despite Rodgers' insistence that people do not turn up to Trafalgar Square, they did anyway, and in the thousands.

PHOTO: A demonstrator stands outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest aimed at showing Londons solidarity with the European Union in London, June 28, 2016. Dylan Martinez/Reuters
A demonstrator stands outside the Houses of Parliament during a protest aimed at showing London's solidarity with the European Union in London, June 28, 2016.

The demonstrations were peaceful, with protesters singing to The Beatles' "Hey Jude" in unison. Images show an array of umbrellas covering protesters in the dreary London weather.

PHOTO: Demonstrators hold up Pro-Europe placards at an anti-Brexit protest in Trafalgar Square in London, June 28, 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators hold up Pro-Europe placards at an anti-Brexit protest in Trafalgar Square in London, June 28, 2016.
PHOTO: Demonstrators hold up Pro-Europe placards at an anti-Brexit protest in Trafalgar Square in London, June 28, 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators hold up Pro-Europe placards at an anti-Brexit protest in Trafalgar Square in London, June 28, 2016.

Protesters also gathered outside the House of Parliament to show solidarity with the European Union.