David Sladek

Photographer, journalist
   
Brexit Night: as it happened
Location: Surrey, UK
Nationality: Czech
Biography: David Sládek is Czech independent photojournalist and photodocumentarist living in London and a former reporter for the Czech News Agency. Since moving to London more than a decade ago he has been focusing his photographic work on life of... read on
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Brexit Night: as it happened
Credits: david sladek
Date of Work: 01/31/20 - 01/31/20
Updated: 02/05/20
Location: London, UK
Thousands of Brexit supporters filled London's Parliament Square on 31st January 2020 to celebrate the moment, when UK left the European Union almost three years after the nation decided in a referendum. Despite the torrential rain, for most in the square, the evening was a victorious moment in what they see as a fight against the European over rule. The spirit was high as hundreds of union jack flags welcomed Nigel Farage, the driving force behind UK's decision to leave, announcing the departure. A group of people burned an EU flag, other protesters victoriously joined in destroying two EU flags in a mud stepping and spitting on them. Police presence was strong due to threats of clashes between both far right (pro Brexit) and far left (anti Brexit) groups. Planned large anti-Brexit demonstrations did not materialize. Small pro-EU demonstration marched to the Europe House but dispersed later.
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