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Trump burned in effigy at U.K.'s Bonfire Night

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:06

Communities across the U.K. show their scorn for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by burning his effigy on Bonfire Night. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). He turned "You're fired" into his reality show catch-phrase, but it was Donald Trump who went up in flames on Saturday (November 5) - or at least an effigy of him did, as part of Britain's annual Bonfire Night celebrations. An 11-meter-high (36 feet) model of the Republican U.S. presidential candidate was burned at a fireworks display in the town of Edenbridge, 30 miles (50 km) south of London. The effigy showed Trump, complete with his trademark mop of hair, holding his Democratic rival for the White House, Hilary Clinton, in a headlock, and sporting a pair of Mexico-themed boxer shorts. Britain celebrates the failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 by letting off fireworks and lighting bonfires that contain an effigy of the "Gunpowder Plot" leader Guy Fawkes. In the past, the ceremonies at Edenbridge have included former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong. Effigies of Trump, including one of him sitting atop a Mexican border control wall, were also due to go up in smoke on Saturday at a fireworks display in the town of Lewes, 60 miles south of London.

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Trump burned in effigy at U.K.'s Bonfire Night

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:06