Pictured: Flash mob of protesters dressed as Boris Johnson erupts in wake of 'partygate' scandal

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    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2019
Protesters dressed up as Boris Johnson outside Downing Street on Friday - Jeff Gilbert
Protesters dressed up as Boris Johnson outside Downing Street on Friday - Jeff Gilbert

A flash mob of protesters dressed up as Boris Johnson gathered outside of Downing Street on Friday afternoon after more allegations of No 10 parties during lockdown surfaced.

The fresh claims revealed that Downing Street staff held parties in April last year, while the country was in a period of national mourning following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen attended the funeral of her husband of 74 years wearing a face mark and socially distanced from the rest of her family as staff at No 10 partied well beyond midnight the night before, according to a source.

At the time, the Government’s own guidance read: "You must not socialise indoors except with your household or support bubble. You can meet outdoors, including in gardens, in groups of six people or two households."

The protesters danced and chanted 'this is a work event' while outside No 10 - Jeff Gilbert
The protesters danced and chanted 'this is a work event' while outside No 10 - Jeff Gilbert
The bewigged demonstrators also chanted 'my name is Boris' - Jeff Gilbert
The bewigged demonstrators also chanted 'my name is Boris' - Jeff Gilbert

The Prime Minister was said to have been away from Downing Street at the time.

Sir Ed Davey, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, said: "The Queen sitting alone, mourning the loss of her husband, was the defining image of lockdown. Not because she is the Queen, but because she was just another person, mourning alone like too many others.

"Whilst she mourned, Number 10 partied. Johnson must go."

The crowd outside Downing Street appeared to mock Mr Johnson's defence at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, in which he apologised for attending an event in the garden of No 10 on May 20, 2020.

He told MPs that he believed it to be a "work event", but regretted that "we didn't do things differently that evening".

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