A petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU gathered over two million signatures in less than 24 hours on Thursday.
Posted on the British parliament's website, the petition read: "The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'.
We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU.
It gathered more than 100,000 signatures in its first two hours, and ballooned from there on Thursday morning.
The petition was so successful that the page on the British parliament's website crashed for several hours on Thursday morning.
"Nearly 2,000 signatures are being completed every minute", the British parliament's Petition committee said on Twitter.
A map of the petition participants showed high numbers of Remainers in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Cambridge and Brighton. »