More than 1000 people from Bristol and Bath will be attending the Put it to the People march on March 23, in order to show their support for a ‘people’s vote’ – the chance to vote on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.
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The rail tickets, which were offered at cost price (£32), with half price offers for students, went on sale towards the end of February and completely sold out in just four days.
The UK is currently set to leave the European Union on March 29.
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Sam Hickmott, chair of Bristol for Europe, said: “With the exit date rapidly approaching, there’s a real feeling of urgency and we as a group have been overwhelmed by the amount of people wanting to support the march and make their voices heard.
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The Great Western Railway train will make three stops on its journey, departing from Bristol at 8.30am and calling at Bath, Chippenham, and London Paddington. Passengers who purchased return tickets will be heading back to the South West at 6pm on the same day.
According to organisers, there are already 170 people on the waiting list for train tickets. Hundr more from both cities will also be travelling to the march by coach.
Emma Knaggs, chair of Bath for Europe explained: “We would usually organise lots of coaches to travel up to the march, but this time around the date was announced quite late and our company of choice wasn’t available.
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“We want as many people as they can to get involved, to make their voices heard, and to show that there is this huge public support for a say in the future of our country. It’s never been more important.”
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