M AY 2016: Britain's vote to leave the European Union has reverberated through London's boisterous LGBT pride festival. The flags of European nations flew at the annual Pride in London parade, which ended with a rally in Trafalgar Square.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan told the crowd of thousands that Europeans in London are “our friends, our families and our neighbours.”
Khan said, “I recognize the huge contribution you make to our city, you are welcome here. I make you this promise as your mayor. That won't change.”
Voters in London overwhelmingly supported staying in the EU, but a majority outside the capital voted to leave.
Belgian Georges Peters, who was flying his country's flag at the parade, said he was “very disappointed about the vote. I think this is bad for the economy and it's important that we stand together.”
Antaine O'Briain from Ireland said he was “shocked and horrified” at the result of the Thursday's vote.