A 'F**K Boris' Street Festival Is Happening In Central London Tomorrow

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A 'F**K Boris' Street Festival Is Happening In Central London Tomorrow
Boris Johnson is already the focus of a protest in central London. Image: Shutterstock

Well that didn't take long. A 'street festival' protest against Boris Johnson, the incoming British prime minister, is planned for tomorrow evening (24 July) in central London.

Fck Govt Fck Boris, as it succinctly calls itself, rallies against who it claims is "a proudly racist, sexist, homophobic pr**k" who now presides over "a government defined by its violent cruelties to people of colour, migrants, women."

At the time of writing 3.8k people have said they'll attend the event, with another 13k interested (although, as we all know, Facebook attendance can't necessarily be trusted). People planning to show up are encouraged to "bring rigs, sound systems, portable speakers, whatever you have."  

The organisers — who include political and social commentator Owen Jones, Women's Strike Assembly, and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants — promise "music, art and noise".

Political protests are becoming commonplace in London, as confusion and anger over Brexit, and other issues of the day, boils over. Last weekend, a crude Boris Johnson 'blimp' took to the sky. Last year, the incumbent Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was sent up (quite literally) in an inflatable parody

The Fck Govt Fck Boris protest takes place on 24 July from 5.30pm in Russell Square, central London.

Last Updated 23 July 2019