Lewes Bonfire Celebration 2013

On November 5th I scooted down to Lewes from London to witness the events in what is known as the bonfire capital of the world. Of the 30,000 people there 14 were arrested and 86 were treated by medics. I left before it got too hairy opting to watch the fireworks display from high up on the South Downs instead. I did get a few snaps of the procession before I left though.

Overall it was a sensory feast although I do have problems with white people blacking up to impersonate native Africans and Americans, which there was quite a bit of. Perhaps I’m unaware of the context and I didn’t pick up on anything racist from the crowds. Still though…..

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