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...
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.