In the 2016 referendum, about 17.4 million in the UK voted to Leave the EU, while just over 16.1 million voted Remain.

The BBC, quoting cybersecurity experts, reported that the risk of the petition being gamed significantly by bots is relatively low.

Speaking to demonstrators yesterday, London mayor Sadiq Khan called for Article 50 to be withdrawn, saying, “It’s time to give us, the British people, a final say on Brexit.”

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