British MPs have passed a key stage of a bill transferring EU law into domestic legislation.
The EU withdrawal bill now moves to the next stage of the lawmaking process.
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle against MPs who want to amend the bill before it becomes law.
Anti-Brexit protesters have voiced their opposition to the bill and Britain’s planned clean break from the EU.
The government says the bill would ensure a smooth departure from the bloc.
Its passage is expected to take months to complete.
Brexit: UK PM Theresa May’s landmark EU withdrawal bill passes first parliamentary hurdle https://t.co/uebCaNZn6l— Ahmed Abdullah (@AhmedMascot) September 12, 2017