B Day was today in London with Theresa May cutting Britain loose from the European Union. Thom and I had experienced a celebration of the EU in Munich last Sunday and now we were on hand to witness this historic Brexit moment in London. Two sides of an important issue affecting so many people.
We walked across the Westminster Bridge one week after the terrorist attack and thanked the Muslims who were peacefully standing by the memorials and advocating love and unity. Right on! Later in the day, the police blocked off the bridge and marched in solidarity to show support for their officer who died in the attack.
We walked by Big Ben to see all the news teams who had taken over a local park to broadcast. With Parliament across the street. it made for a good backdrop for the news personalities to discuss B Day. Back at the hotel after 20,000+ steps (9 miles) of walking all over London on my only day off here before I head to work tomorrow, it was fun to watch the news broadcasts from where we had just been.
All the news shows are discussing Brexit and the effect it will have on London and the EU. There seems to be so much uncertainty and confusion. Of course, there were protestors making a statement on our crazy POTUS too-it is all one tangled mess. Seems like our leaders could get their act together and actually take care of their citizens but people here are shaking their heads in dismay just like we are in the US. What. The. Hell.