Publish date4 Nov 2018 - 11:48
Story Code : 374231

Effigy of UK’s Boris Johnson burnt on bonfire night

An effigy of the UK’s ex-foreign secretary Boris Johnson has been set on fire in Kent amid November 5th celebrations held by Edenbridge Bonfire Society’s celebrations.
Effigy of UK’s Boris Johnson burnt on bonfire night
The 11-meter effigy, by artist Andrea Deans, features the conservative politician sporting his signature cycle helmet, eating a slice of "EU cake" and red Brexit buses for shoes.

Every year, the bonfire society chooses a "Guy", usually a high-profile political figure, to be burnt at their celebrations.

Past victims have included US President Donald Trump and ex-FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.

On November 5, the UK commemorates the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up the House of Lords as part of the Gunpowder plot to kill King James I in 1605. Many people light bonfires and set off fireworks to mark the event.

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