: After vote to withdraw from EU more than 1.5 million in UK sign petition on new referendum

17:42 Jun. 25, 2016

After vote to withdraw from EU more than 1.5 million in UK sign petition on new referendum

Demonstrators opposing Britain's exit from the European Union in Parliament Square following yesterday's EU referendum result hold a protest in London, Saturday, June 25, 2016 (AP photo)

Brexit opponents demand second EU vote

A petition calling for the second referendum on UK's membership in the European Union has collected more than 1.5 million signatures following the British vote to leave.

 "We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum," reads the petition.

Now the petition must be considered by the Parliament as it has passed the required 100,000 threshold.

David Cameron has previously said there would be no second referendum.

On Friday he said he would stand down as prime minister by October following the leave result.

Meanwhile, the EU officials have called on Britain to start the Brexit process as soon as possible.

On June 23 51.9 percent of votes were cast to leave the EU, versus 48.1 percent for remaining part of the bloc.

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