Parliament considers all petitions that exceed 100,000 signatures for a debate, while the government must issue a response after 10,000 signatures.

The petition demands that Johnson’s suspension of Parliament — which will go into effect just days after MPs return from summer recess on September 3 — be abandoned “unless and until the Article 50 period has been sufficiently extended or the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU has been canceled.”

Protesters also gathered outside Parliament Wednesday evening, with some storming the media pen which was cordoned off by police. Police officers at the scene told CNN that an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 protesters were present.