The disgraced former Editor of the News of The World, Rebekah Brooks, and the head of News International Rupert Murdoch were amongst those burnt in effigy at the annual Lewes Guy Fawkes Night bonfire on Saturday night.
The small town in East Sussex, England, is famous for the event, which up to 80,000 people attend. It has been described as a “collision of Halloween and Mardi Gras.” Each of the five main local societies contributing creates a topical “tableau,” and the Cliffe and Southover societies display on pikes the heads (also in effigy) of its current “Enemies of Bonfire,” who range from nationally reviled figures to local officials who have attempted to place restrictions on the event.
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