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Demonstrators Near Russell Square Reject New Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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Published on July 25, 2019 - Duration: 00:34s

Demonstrators Near Russell Square Reject New Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Demonstrators gathered near Russell Square in London on Wednesday, July 24, as Queen Elizabeth II formally asked newly elected Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson to form a government.

The protest, styled as a street festival and dubbed โ€œFck Boris,โ€ featured speeches delivered from the top level of a red London bus to a crowd that included some carrying signs reading, โ€œCut War Not Welfare.โ€ According to media reports, thousands were expected to attend.

The eventโ€™s Facebook page said the street festival was convened to reject Johnson, who was described as โ€œproudly racist, sexist, homophobic.โ€ Earlier on Wednesday, former Prime Minister Theresa May visited the queen to tender her resignation as head of government, news reports said.

Johnson was elected leader of the Conservative Party on July 23 and assumed his role as Prime Minister on July 24.

He previously served as Mayor of London and foreign secretary, and was a proponent of the United Kingdomโ€™s โ€œLeaveโ€ campaign to exit the European Union.

Credit: @whoisjakaya via Storyful

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