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UK town to burn effigy of Weinstein for annual celebration

Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 00:50

Edenbridge in the south east of England will burn an effigy of Harvey Weinstein for a bonfire society's annual event. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~** BROADCAST: NO ACCESS UK, NO USE AFTER 30 DAYS (DECEMBER 2) DIGITAL: NO ACCESS UK-FOCUSED PUBLISHERS, NO USE AFTER 30 DAYS (DECEMBER 2) ON ALL PLATFORMS ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. An effigy of Harvey Weinstein is to be burned at a UK bonfire society's annual event. The celebration, which will take place on Saturday (November 4) in Edenbridge in the south east of England, will be attended by thousands of people. The society burns a "guy" - named after gunpowder plotter Guy Fawkes - every year. Previous effigies burned include Donald Trump, Sepp Blatter, and Jose Manuel Barroso. Bonfire night is celebrated across the UK every year to commemorate 1605's Gunpowder Plot, in which a group of militant Catholics, including Guy Fawkes, plotted to kill the country's protestant King James I using explosives. Sixty-five year-old Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone but has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and fired from his independent studio, The Weinstein Company.

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UK town to burn effigy of Weinstein for annual celebration

Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 00:50