Anti-Brexit protesters brand Boris Johnson a ‘liar’ as they project image of him holding a kipper onto Buckingham Palace ahead of ‘Fck Boris’ rally
- Campaigners from the group Led By Donkeys projected image of Boris onto Buckingham Palace this morning
- A protest organised by Corbynistas and anti-racism campaigners is planned for London this afternoon
- Comes after Scottish Nationalists held a rally in Glasgow yesterday following Johnson’s election
Protesters have projected a 20ft-high image onto the front of Buckingham Palace at the start of a day of planned protests against new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
A picture of Johnson holding a kipper appeared on the front of the world-famous building early this morning, with a message: ‘Your Majesty, your new prime minister is a liar.’
The stunt came ahead of a planned protest called ‘Fck Govt Fck Boris’ in London today, organised by groups who oppose the MP’s election to leader of the Tory party and consequent prime ministership.
Yesterday evening, Scottish nationalist campaigners assembled in the centre of Glasgow calling for the dissolution of the union in response to Johnson’s election.
Pictured: A protester declares that Boris Johnson is not her Prime Minister as he took over as Tory leader from Theresa May following his leadership race with Jeremy Hunt
Protesters took to the streets to oppose Boris Johnson as he took over as Prime Minister today, promising to leave the EU within 99 days with or without a deal
Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is pictured addressing protesters in Russell Square, central London, as demonstrations marred Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister
Pictured: Protesters parade in central London as they oppose Boris Johnson’s ascension to the post of Prime Minister today
Protesters who oppose Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister projected his image on to Buckingham Palace this morning
Greenpeace of protesters today blocked The Mall in London as Boris Johnson headed to Buckingham Palace
Protesters gathered together outside Downing Street as the new Prime Minister arrived after meeting the Queen Elizabeth
Protesters held aloft placards reading, ‘We Voted Leave’ ahead of the Prime Minister’s arrival in Downing Street
Today’s Buckingham Palace stunt was organised by Led By Donkeys, a campaign that highlights politicians’ apparently hypocritical statements.
The Queen is currently at Buckingham Palace, where she will welcome outgoing PM Theresa May and incoming leader Boris Johnson.
The stunt is a reference to the accusations that the incoming prime minister has been accused of spreading fake news, after claiming ‘Brussels bureaucrats’ were behind rules about sending Isle of Man kippers by post.
Mr Johnson used his final hustings of the leadership campaign to deride what he called the EU’s ‘pointless, expensive, environmentally damaging health and safety’ rules by insisting a kipper must be accompanied by a plastic ice pillow.
However, officials in Brussels have since pointed out that the rules were set in the UK, and the Isle of Man is not in the European Union.
Hundreds of people gathered in Glasgow yesterday to protest against Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister
Scottish Pro Independence supporters held an impromptu demonstration hours after Mr Johnson was announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party
Led By Donkeys first went viral in early 2019 after organising billboards in Dover, including one showing Theresa May tweeting her support for Remain in early 2016 and another of Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg in 2011 suggesting the UK could have two EU referendums.
Today’s ‘Fck Govt Fck Boris’ protest, named after the lyric to Grime artist’s Stormy’s Vossi Bop song, is being organised by various groups, including Corbynistas Momentum, Black Lives Matter and the Women’s Strike Assembly, according to its Facebook page.
The event, described as ‘a street festival of noise, music and art’, starts in Russell Square, central London at 5.30pm and is due to carry on until 9pm.
Yesterday evening, hndreds of people gathered in Glasgow to demonstrate against the appointment of Johnson as Conservative party leader.
An event organised by pro-independence group All Under One Banner (AUOB) drew in crowds, with many carrying Saltire flags and handwritten signs reading: ‘Boris No! Independence Yes!’