Thousands protest in the UK following suspension of Parliament 2 weeks ago

Thousands protest in the UK following suspension of Parliament

Over a million people have signed an online petition asking the UK PM to reverse his decision.

On Wednesday morning, Boris Johnson aked the Queen to suspend parliament just days after MPs return to work next month, weeks before the Brexit deadline.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Queen agreed to the suspension, meaning that parliament will be suspended for over a month, starting from a day in the period 9-12 September before returning on Monday, 14 October.

In light of this, an online petition was set up, urging the UK PM to reverse his decision on the parliament suspension, and as per their own official rules, parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate.

At the time of writing, the petition has close to 1.2 million signatures.

Meanwhile, thousands took to the streets of London and around the UK on Wednesday evening, with protesters gathering in Westminster chanting "stop the coup" and carrying anti-Brexit placards and EU flags.

Mere hours after the Queen's decision had been made, the demonstration started outside Parliament before spreading towards Downing Street, with several protesters telling BBC News that this was only the beginning of the disruption, with more demonstrations being organised for the weekend.

Following the actions taken by Boris Johnson and the Queen, US President Donald Trump tweeted his support: