Campaigners protested against Brexit during a weekend-long event in Oxford marking the anniversary of the UK government’s decision to leave the EU.
Oxford for Europe held the public event in Broad Street on Friday to kick-start a series of regional anti-Brexit rallies and marches around the country.
Labour peer Andrew Adonis and former editor-in-chief of the Observer Will Hutton spoke at the open-air public rally in favour of overturning the Brexit vote.
Mr Hutton said the campaigners would “win the argument” by recognising many of the people who voted for Brexit did so “as an act of economic and social protest”.
“Too many arts of our country have been badly neglected and it’s no accident that two thirds of people who earned less than £20,000 a year voted Brexit,” he said.
“They had nothing to lose and hoped for something better.”
Lord Adonis said: “We are English, we are British and we are European and we’re proud of it.
“We are not giving up, we can win this, there is absolutely no reason why Brexit has to happen.”
The ‘is it worth it?’ event was part of a national campaign to stop Brexit through a new people’s vote.