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There’s a ‘Fck Govt Fck Boris’ street festival planned tomorrow in London


Boris Johnson is our new prime minister. Not everyone is happy about it. To that end, thousands of Londoners are expected to gather on Wednesday (July 24) to mark his election with an anti-Boris street festival. 

More than 12,000 people have expressed interest so far, and 3.2k have confirmed. Multiple activist groups have joined forces to facilitate, including Women’s Strike Assembly, Black Lives Matter UK, Momentum, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants and Sisters Uncut. Taking their cue from Stormzy’s ‘Vossi Bop’ lyric, the collective group are calling the event ’Fck Govt Fck Boris’. On the Facebook page, organisers are asking those attending to bring banners, visuals, music and #fckboris merch. 

The starting location has just been confirmed as Russell Square, from 5.30pm. Expect huge crowds, thousands of placards and potential road closures on the day. 

Further details are available here

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