London Crowd Erupts in Cheers After Brexit Countdown

Brexit supporters outside Westminster Abbey, London, counted down to 11 pm on January 31, the moment the United Kingdom officially left the European Union.

The moment marked the end of the UK’s 47-year membership in the union – renamed the European Union in 1993 – and the beginning of a transition period, scheduled to end on December 31, wherein Britain’s future relationship with the union is to be decided.

Both pro- and anti-Brexit events were held across the UK to mark the occasion.

This footage also shows revellers ringing a “democracy bell” as part of pro-Brexit celebrations in the street. Credit: Lisa Souers via Storyful