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Over 4 Million People Sign Online Petition Imploring the U.K. Government to Cancel Brexit

Posted On: Mar 23, 2019   |   Posted By: Time

More than 4.18 million people have signed an online petition urging the U.K. government to cancel Brexit, the most names collected in a public campaign.
The record was reached just before midday Saturday, days after Parliament's petitions website repeatedly crashed as the signatures piled up - fueled by endorsements from singer Annie Lennox, actor Hugh Grant, science broadcaster Brian Cox and comedian David Mitchell.
“The rate of signing is the highest the site has ever had to deal with,” the House of Commons petitions committee said on Twitter as the petition went online. “Between 80,000 and 100,000 people have been simultaneously viewing the petition,” it said, “nearly 2,000 signatures are being completed every minute.”
A lot of people have been asking about numbers. Between 80,000 and 100,000 people have been simultaneously viewing the petition to revoke article 50. Nearly 2,000 signatures are being completed every minute.
- Petitions Committee March 21, 2019
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