Calls for the United Kingdom to hold a second referendum on its membership of the European Union are growing.
A petition demanding a re-run of Thursday’s vote which resulted in the British exit, or Brexit, after the Leave campaign won 51.9 percent to Remain’s 48.1 percent, had by early Saturday garnered more than 1.2 million signatures.
“We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based on a turnout less than 75% there should be a referendum,” it states.
According to The Independent, the website crashed multiple times on Friday after being inundated with thousands of visitors trying to access the petition.
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.
And, according to Conservative lawmaker Ben Howlett, the House of Commons Petitions Select Committee will be considering this one on Tuesday:
James Corden, “The Late Late Show” host, is among numerous celebrities urging fellow Britons to sign the petition:
But not everyone is happy with the call for a second referendum, with some saying that the result must be accepted and dealt with accordingly.
It’s also prompted the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, and fears that other European nations could follow suit in leaving the union.