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Punk band travel from Norfolk to London to protest against government shut down




A Norfolk punk band couple have gone one step further in their protest against the government by setting up opposite Downing Street.

The Glitchers have been performing on the streets in cities and towns across the country in response to the perceived shut down of the arts sector during the pandemic period.

Lynn's Sophie, 23 and her fiancée Jake, 27, make up the band who performed near the official residence of prime minister Boris Johnson last week.

Jake said: "Due to the government screwing over the arts, telling us to 'retrain' and shutting the venues, we decided to take our message directly to them so we set up outside Downing Street."

The couple hired a truck and set off for the capital on Thursday, hiding their equipment by covering it with tarpauling and an old gazebo.

They have been effectively busking over the past few months and have entertained people of all ages from a safe distance, while also sending out their very loud message to the government.

The Glitchers perfoming outside Downing Street last week. Picture: SUBMITTED
The Glitchers perfoming outside Downing Street last week. Picture: SUBMITTED

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