The People’s Vote March, calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal, saw 700,000 people exercise their right to protest on the streets of central London.
The march is believed to be the biggest demonstration against government policy since 2003’s march against the war in Iraq.
The right to protest is a fundamental human right and is protected by the Human Rights Act 1998, which marked the first time in English law that the right to protest was explicitly protected.
Peaceful protesting touches on a range of articles in the Human Rights Convention, including Article 11 of the Human Rights Convention, which protects the right to freedom of assembly as well as association.
This protects the rights of an individual or group of people to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue, and defend their collective or shared ideas.
Protesting also relates to Article 10 of the Human Rights Convention which protects the right to free expression – it means we can have our own opinions and share them with others, including publicly and as part of a group.
It states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions, and to receive and impart information without interference by public authority and regardless of frontier.”
One of the highlights of Saturday’s march, apart from the huge turnout and autumnal sunshine, were the signs.
Here is a selection of the best signs that RightsInfo saw.