In Pictures: Brexit protesters descend on Westminster

On the day Britain was scheduled to leave the EU, pro-Brexit demonstrators descended on Westminster as MPs inside the Commons debated Theresa May’s withdrawal deal.

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Pro-Brexit supporters were determined to make their views known as they protested outside Westminster (Victoria Jones/PA)

On a warm spring day, tensions ran high as campaigners opposed to Brexit also made their voices heard.

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There were lots of Union Jacks to be seen among the pro-Brexit protests (Victoria Jones/PA)
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One man made clear his disappointment in Theresa May (Victoria Jones/PA)
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There were strong views exchanged between demonstrators on what should have been the day Britain left the EU (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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MP Nigel Evans battled his way through the crowds to speak to reporters (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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March To Leave protesters made their way along Imperial Wharf on the final leg of a 14-day journey from Sunderland (Steve Parsons/PA)
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The March To Leave protesters rallied outside the Houses of Parliament after completing their journey (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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But there were anti-Brexit protesters out in force too, including in The Unbrexit Bus (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The demonstrators made clear to MPs they want to stay in the EU (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Police were out in force to ensure there wasn’t any trouble (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Brexit demonstrators in Parliament Square (Tess De La Mare/PA)
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Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson speaks at a Make Brexit Happen rally (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Leave Means Leave co-founder Richard Tice on stage in Parliament Square (Steve Parsons/PA)
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The March To Leave protesters finally arrived in Parliament Square (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage was welcomed by many well-wishers (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Signs and flags being carried by protesters (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Inside the Commons, Theresa May again failed to convince MPs to back her Brexit deal (UK Parliament/Mark Duffy)
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Unusually for a Friday, the House of Commons was packed with MPs for the crunch debate (House of Commons/PA)
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