'Keep calm and accept our vote': pro-Brexit protest staged outside parliament

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Brexit agitators have clustered outside parliament to rally against the court ruling that gave MPs a vote on triggering article 50 to leave the EU.

As Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn statement, protesters draped in Union Jacks and wielding placards shouted: "What do we want? Brexit. When do we want it? Now."

Placards had slogans such as "Keep calm and accept our vote" and "Theresa May don't delay. We want Brexit right away", while organisers directed their megaphones towards parliament.

A demonstrator shows her support ( Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
A demonstrator shows her support ( Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

Tory MP David Davies and Ukip leadership candidate John Rees were among the speakers to address the crowd.

Ukip leadership candidate John Rees speaks to the crowd (Charlotte Ball/PA)
Ukip leadership candidate John Rees speaks to the crowd (Charlotte Ball/PA)

The protest was organised by The People's Charter, a group who say they "have concerns about the recent court ruling to give MPs a vote on the matter (article 50) because many are openly pro-remain".

A snapshot of the demonstrators ( Charlotte Ball/PA)
A snapshot of the demonstrators ( Charlotte Ball/PA)

They said they could "not remain silent" while "privileged establishment figures attempt to change, dilute and disrespect what the people voted for to suit their own agendas."

Democracy alive and kicking in Westminster.