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Boris Johnson Branded A 'C**t' By Cyclist On Sky News After EU Referendum Results

Video shows cyclists turning on their former Mayor.

24/06/2016 11:42

Cyclists in London have vented their anger at former mayor Boris Johnson in the wake of the EU referendum result, with one branding him a "c***" live on air.

Bike riders gathered outside the Tory MP's Islington home to jeer and boo the prominent Brexit campaigner as he prepared to make his first appearance of the day.

London as a whole had one of the highest votes for Remain, with just under 60% of voters calling for Britain to stay in the EU. 

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The moment gets confronted by a passing cyclist, which was being streamed live on Sky News

Sky News' Kay Burley had been reporting on scenes unfolding outside Johnson's house, where journalists and angry campaigners assembled to confront him after Thursday's historic result. 

Burley was walking through a crowd, explaining to camera as she went that Johnson was delayed from making his first appearance since the polls closed. 

But at the very mention of the former London mayor's name, a cyclist took it upon themselves to turn to the camera and reveal to viewers:

Boris is a c***, that's all he is. Aggreived cyclist

Burley quickly apologised to those watching for the man's "poor language".

She later recounted that protestors gathering outside Johnson's home had surrounded his car, some booing and hissing and others leading chants of 'scum'.

Pictures of the event showed hordes of campaigners cramming around Johnson's car as it tried to pull away from the house, some tussling with police.

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    Labour Party MP Gisela Stuart (L) speaks as Britain's Justice Secretary Michael Gove (C) and Vote Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson listen at the group's headquarters in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool
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    Vote Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson prepares to speak at the group's headquarters in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool
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    Vote Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson speaks at the group's headquarters in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool
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    Britain's Justice Secretary Michael Gove (L) speaks as Vote Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson listens at the group's headquarters in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Kylie MacLellan
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    The former Mayor exchanges some words with a police officer and sets off into the rabble.
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    He begins to navigate to his vehicle.
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    Swathes of campaigners crowd round him, and the car waiting outside his Islington home. Police form a line around the vehicle.
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    The police's protective cordon helps the car leave as Johnson is driven away.
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    Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson leaves his home after Britain voted to leave the European Union in London, June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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    Boris Johnson, arrives to speak at the vote leave headquarters in London, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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    Boris Johnson surrounded by police as he views the crowd of journalists and protesters assembled outside his home.

 

Video footage from the scene shows dozens of protestors on bikers deliberately parked in front of their former Mayor, with the stand-off taking place for over two-minutes. 

Johnson did not address crowds as he exited his home in Islington, north London. 

He was travelling into central London to attend a 'Vote Leave' victory press conference later this morning.

The Metropolitan police confirmed a heavy police presence outside Johnson's home this morning but said there had been no arrests.

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