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Trump and Clinton to burn in effigy in England

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 01:30

An effigy of Donald Trump holding head of Hillary Clinton to be burnt in England as part of bonfire night celebrations. Angela Moore reports.

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An effigy of U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be burned to the ground in England. Every year, on November 5th, fireworks help to commemorate the attempt by Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament back in 1605. Now on Bonfire night, as it's known, an effigy is also burned. The huge cardboard likeness features Donald Trump holding Hillary Clinton's head - and Trump is wearing shorts with Mexican hombres painted on them. SOUNDBITE: Frank Shepherd, artist for The Edenbridge Bonfire Society, saying (English): "Obviously, Trump and Hillary together. That was the contest so we had to try and include both images and so Hillary Clinton being held by Donald Trump, that was the way we decided to do it and the reference to the Mexicans, obviously the situation down there with his threatening to build a wall we needed something Mexican, so he's got Mexican shorts." Trump and Clinton join a long list of effigies of famous faces, including cyclist Lance Armstrong, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and footballer Wayne Rooney. The structure will be burnt down on Saturday, November 5 - just days ahead of the U.S. election.

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Trump and Clinton to burn in effigy in England

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 01:30