January 19, 2018, 14:36

British Bonfire: Harvey Weinstein, Theresa May and Kim Jong-Un Go Up in Flames

British Bonfire: Harvey Weinstein, Theresa May and Kim Jong-Un Go Up in Flames

The US movie mogul, who was recently marred in a sex scandal, the British Prime Minister and North Korea’s “Little Rocket Man,” as he was dubbed by Donald Trump, were chosen as this year’s celebrity villains to be set alight at the annual British Bonfire Night.

The 10-meter-high wooden image of the US sex scandal producer Weinstein, clutching an Oscar, was the center of this year’s Guy Fawkes Night celebrations in the UK.

​Thousands of Bonfire Night revelers marched through the streets to mark the annual event.

​A giant effigy of Theresa May dressed in traditional Roman dress was also paraded through the streets in Lewes, East Sussex.

​North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, surrounded by people dressed up as nuclear waste disposal workers, was another highlight of this year’s bonfire.

British Bonfire Night, which falls on November 5, is a historic event which commemorates the failure of the November 1605 Gunpowder Plot; a group of English Catholic radicals had intended to assassinate King James I  and his ministers by blowing up the Palace of Westminster during the state opening of Parliament.

​Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot who was supposed to guard the explosives, was arrested, and the King survived the attempt on his life. He was hung for his crime the following January.

When Fawkes’ crime was discovered, Londoners lit bonfires where they burned effigies of the notorious would-be terrorist, which went on to become a British tradition.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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