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