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    Artist Andrea Deans poses with the 11-metre effigy of Boris Johnson unveiled today ahead of the Edenbridge Bonfire Celebrations in Edenbridge, Britain October 31, 2018.

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    While he insists on setting a match to the UK government's Brexit policy, his own giant caricature will go up in flames on Saturday.

    Bonfire celebrations are annually held in British cities in November, and this year a bonfire in Edenbridge, Kent will see an effigy of an outspoken Brexiteer Johnson set on fire.

    Artist Andrea Deans spent six days to make an effigy of Boris Johnson, wearing shorts and a cycle helmet, while holding a cut EU cake in one hand and a piece of it in the other.

    "I wanted him to come across scruffy because that's what he appears most of the time, wearing his suit and a helmet at the same time and you can see him running in really peculiar shorts, that's why we put those on. Because he appears like that sort of character and also I think, Boris being Boris, he'll probably see the funny side of it and I'm hoping that he will even come along on Saturday and maybe bring a cake," the artist said.

    The news prompted reactions from commentators online.

    In 2015, A giant statue of a naked David Cameron — then Prime Minister — with a pig's head on his lap wearing union jack boxing shorts was paraded through the streets of Lewes in England and then set on fire.

    Spectators use smartphones to photograph an effigy depicting Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron as it is paraded through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, southern England on November 5, 2015, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations.
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    Spectators use smartphones to photograph an effigy depicting Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron as it is paraded through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, southern England on November 5, 2015, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations.

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    Firework parties, accompanied by carnival processions and burning of effigies, are held in Britain to mark the 5th of November (the date of the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605).

    The Edenbridge Bonfire will see costumed walking parties and marching bands marching through the streets.

    Its organizers have also welcomed Boris Johnson to push the button to start the firework display. 

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