Revellers burned effigies of Prime Minister David Cameron, FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson at the self-described “bonfire capital of the world” last night.
Held every 5 November, the celebrations commemorate the failure of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, an attack that would have killed King James I and most of England’s establishment.
Bonfires and fireworks are a common sight across Britain, but the biggest and most spectacular take place in the southern town of Lewes, where revellers traditionally burn effigies of infamous people from the news.
This year, taking centre stage was the British Prime Minister, who faced allegations earlier this year that he “put his private part” the mouth of a dead pig while he a student.
Another prominent effigy was of Sepp Blatter, the disgraced FIFA president, currently suspended in the wake of a corruption investigation that has rocked football’s governing body.
Revellers at the Lewes Bonfire Night also burned Jeremy Clarkson, the former Top Gear presenter who was sacked this year after hitting a producer.