Calls for the United Kingdom to hold a second referendum on its membership of the European Union are growing.
A petition demanding a rerun of Thursday’s vote which resulted in the British exit, dubbed a “Brexit,” after the “leave” campaign won 51.9 percent to Remain’s 48.1 percent, had garnered more than 3.5 million signatures by early Monday.
“We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60 [percent] based on a turnout less than 75[percent] there should be a referendum,” it states.
The website crashed multiple times on Friday after being inundated with thousands of visitors trying to access the petition, The Independent newspaper reports.
The British government is duty-bound to respond to any petition reaching more than 100,000 signatories, as they did in January after one was launched to ban Donald Trump from setting foot on U.K. soil.
Conservative lawmaker Ben Howlett said the House of Commons Petitions Select Committee will consider this one on Tuesday:
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