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UK: Lewes bonfire night effigies target Brexit leaders02:33

UK: Lewes bonfire night effigies target Brexit leaders

United Kingdom, Lewes
November 6, 2018 at 13:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tens of thousands of people watched bonfire celebrations in Lewes on Monday night.

Six bonfire societies competed to produce giant satirical effigies or 'Guys'. British Prime Minister Theresa May and her former foreign secretary Boris Johnson were chosen as the possibility of a no-deal Brexit looms large.

The torch-lit procession included cross-burning, flaming wheelbarrows and firework displays.

On November 5, the UK commemorates the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when English Catholics led by Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I.

UK: Lewes bonfire night effigies target Brexit leaders02:33
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Tens of thousands of people watched bonfire celebrations in Lewes on Monday night.

Six bonfire societies competed to produce giant satirical effigies or 'Guys'. British Prime Minister Theresa May and her former foreign secretary Boris Johnson were chosen as the possibility of a no-deal Brexit looms large.

The torch-lit procession included cross-burning, flaming wheelbarrows and firework displays.

On November 5, the UK commemorates the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when English Catholics led by Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I.

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