From Triumph to Trump: Online reactions to ''Brexit'

Official: 'U.K. has voted to leave the European Union'
Official: 'U.K. has voted to leave the European Union'

U.K.voters backed a "Brexit" from the European Union early Friday — a move which shocked markets and triggered strong reactions online.

The Twitter hashtag #Brexit topped the list of trending topics. Nigel Farage, a key player in the "Leave" movement, declared the U.K. had its "Independence Day."

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Some drew parallels to the populist nature of the Brexit campaign and the looming U.S. presidential election.

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Others made jokes — some darker than others.

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David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy magazine, referenced the plummeting of the British pound.

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The official Twitter account for the popular political drama "House of Cards" posted a gif of the show's devious protagonist, Frank Underwood.

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Others expressed dismay.

Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher also weighed in Friday morning.

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