Pro-Leave group Brexit Direct Action, who after forming three weeks ago have already amassed more than 6,000 followers on Twitter, announced they intend to “organise and coordinate action against those whose intention is to delay/stop Brexit”. They demanded a “clean Brexit from the EU in accordance with the 2016 EU referendum”. They threatened to shut off a whole list of roads including the M1, M6, M25, M62, A1, A55, M5, M4, M42, M55, M61, A66 as its targets, bringing Britain to a standstill. They said famers and fishermen were keen to join in their mass protest.
The date of the demonstration is yet to be revealed, though they did add there were also organising dates for a March to Leave protest.
They also state they are against “any form of violence or abuse”.
One commenter on social media said: “You HAVE to try and cover the M2 and M20.
“The main Kentish routes through to the continent. Also any other arterials around civil and military airport bases.”
Another said: “Been following since the start! Keep up the good work.”
In the Twitter post, they then threatened to bring the country’s major roads to a standstill with blockades of lorries and cars if the UK does not leave the EU on March 29, which was announced by Mrs May in a speech outside No10 earlier tonight.
Her impassioned speech revealed she had asked European Council President Donald Tusk for a “short extension” to Article 50, which would last until June 30.
She also admitted her “personal regret” to the nation for the UK not leaving the European Union on time and told the British people MPs have a stark decision to make.
She said: “In March 2017 I triggered the Article 50 process for the UK to exit the EU. And Parliament supported it overwhelmingly.
“Two years on, MPs have been unable to agree on how to implement the UK’s withdrawal. As a result, we will now not leave on time with a deal on the 29 March.
“This delay is a matter of great personal regret for me and for this I am absolutely sure, you the public, have had enough.
“You are tired of the infighting. You’re tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows. Tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns about our children’s schools, our National Health Service, knife crime.”
Mr Tusk said in an earlier statement an extension would be possible.