Wednesday, January 26, 2022

‘Boris Johnson flash mob’ crowds outside Downing Street shouting ‘This is a work event’

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In footage released to social media, a group of “perhaps a hundred” people wearing blonde wigs and cardboard cutouts of the Prime Minister’s face have gathered on the streets of London near the Prime Minister’s house.

A bizarre flash mob of people dressed up as Boris Johnson has taken place outside Downing Street.

According to Channel 4 News political correspondent Liz Bates, the group shouted chants like “My name is Boris” and “This is a work event” while music played in the background.

It comes as Boris Johnson claims he believed a garden party he attended, said to have been thrown while the country was under lockdown restrictions, was a work event.

Bates tweeted footage of the flash mob of people in suits, blonde wigs and many adorned with a Union flag and holding bottles of alcohol.

She wrote: “Chants of ‘My name is Boris’ and ‘This is a work event’ outside Downing Street while maybe a hundred Boris lookalikes in wigs frolic in the street. Absolutely surreal.”

The clip has been viewed almost 300,000 times and gets people talking about the state of politics.

Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse wrote: “When a Prime Minister becomes a public laughing stock…”

Someone else said, “2022 is getting crazier by the hour… we’re going down the rabbit hole.”

Others were confused by the flash mob’s intent – condemnation or support.

One person commented, “Is this a sign of support or condemnation, I literally can’t tell.”

Another called it: “Absolutely messy.”

Someone else said: “Say what you want, but you can’t beat Britain for being a ridiculous country at times.”

Another person joked, “It’s like the end of the V for Vendetta movie, only way, way worse.”

Another argued: “Well Johnson always wanted the nation to laugh at him!”

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