Oct 20, 2018

In photos: Nearly 700,000 protesters gather in London seeking Brexit referendum

A protestor dressed as Theresa May. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

Nearly 700,000 protesters gathered in London's Parliament square seeking a referendum on Brexit, reports the BBC.

Why it matters: A referendum has already been ruled out by Prime Minister Theresa May, per the BBC. If she were to reverse her decision a referendum would likely generate a majority vote to remain in the EU: The UK’s demographics are moving in a pro-EU direction, and some voters have changed their minds, writes Peter Kellner for Axios. Participants of the "People's Vote" march held the largest gathering of its kind as Britain continues to grapple with negotiations to leave the European Union.

Protestors marching to Parliament Square. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images
Protestors flying European Union flags. Photo: Niklas Halle'n/AFP via Getty Images
Protestors calling for the European Union to stick together. Photo: Niklas Halle'n/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators with signs against Brexit. Photo: Niklas Halle'n/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators filling Parliament Square with signs. Photo: Niklas Halle'n/AFP via Getty Images

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Maryland becomes latest state to issue coronavirus stay-at-home order

Gov. Larry Hogan. Photo: Jim Spellman/Getty Images

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday he is ordering residents to stay at home effective 8 p.m. due to the coronavirus, except for those engaged in essential services, including health care and government functions.

The big picture: Maryland is the latest state to announce policies to enforce social distancing, which have affected almost 250 million Americans. More than 1.5 billion people worldwide had been asked to stay home as of last week.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12 p.m. ET: 741,030 — Total deaths: 35,305 — Total recoveries: 156,838.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in cases. Total confirmed cases as of 12 p.m. ET: 143,532 — Total deaths: 2,572 — Total recoveries: 4,865.
  3. Federal government latest: The White House will extend its social distancing guidelines until April 30 — Hospital ship the USNS Comfort arrives in Manhattan
  4. Public health updates: — White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said the 100,000 to 200,000 U.S. coronavirus death toll estimate is based on the presumption that citizens follow social-distancing guidelines "almost perfectly."
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