Like the 48% of British voters who voted not to leave the European Union, the U.S. Twittersphere found itself in a period of disbelief and stock crash-induced mourning after the results were tallied.
While there’s some disagreement about just how bad this really is for the EU (Fortune’s Cyrus Sanati says maybe not so bad), the universal initial response was terror as global markets reeled, and other nationalist European parties prepared for their own referendums on EU membership. One possible bright spot for the markets, a U.S. rate hike in the near-term now looks extremely unlikely. While it’s too early to predict the political implications of the Brexit, there have been two schools of thought: one, that the UK’s vote could bind the single market closer together in its aftermath, and two, that the exit will embolden nationalist groups fearful of increased immigration in a way that will ultimately dismantle one of the noblest political experiments of the modern era.
Let’s do a recap of some of the most memorable reactions of Brexit day.
Some wondered why Great Britain decided to take a shot at its own goal.
And others simply wished Britain the best as they begin their two-year exit process from the Single Market.