Is this what freedom looks like?

Is this what freedom looks like?

Welcome to Brexit Britain — At 11pm on Friday night, Britain left the European Union – and thousands headed to Parliament Square to celebrate. Photographer Theo McInnes was there to capture the crowds.

On June 26 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. In the three and a half years since that moment, there has been room for little else on the political agenda as politicians wrangled over the issue. “Brexit means Brexit,” we were told, over and over again. An on Friday night, it finally happened. 

At 11pm GMT, Britain left the European Union. Or, more accurately, Britain reneged it’s membership of the Union, whilst retaining its financial and legal obligations to the bloc for at least 11 months as our Government wrangles over a trade agreement. To mark the occasion, Nigel Farage’s Brexit party threw a celebration event in London’s Parliament Square. 

Jubilant crowds of thousands came together, proclaiming victory as a new era of ‘freedom’ began. We sent photographer Theo Mcinnes down to capture the moment, and to figure out what exactly that freedom looks like.


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