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New Zealanders Created A Massive Burning Crucifix Of Their Prime Minister

John Key "is about to get f***ing fried as!"

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A video of young men burning a huge wooden effigy of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has sparked finger pointing and recriminations less than six weeks from the country's election.

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The video shows young men, some wearing Guy Fawkes masks, dousing the Mr Key pyre with lighter fluid and then setting it alight, chanting "FUCK JOHN KEY!"

One person in the video can be heard saying, "At least John Key's giving us one thing, and that's warmth. Warmth for the next... 10 minutes."

Another says, "(Key) is about to get fucking fried as."

It was posted to the WhaleOil blog late yesterday and can be found on YouTube.

Mr Key went on New Zealand's Breakfast program to link the video to the new Internet Party whose founder is Internet entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom.

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"I just think New Zealanders will just sort of say that's not the way we do politics in New Zealand, it may be the way that Kim Dotcom wants to do things," said Mr Key.

He later clarified that he first saw the video on the Breakfast program and he thought the chanting in the video was similar to some catchphrases of the Internet Party.

Kim Dotcom took to Twitter to rebuke the claim.

On Planet Key lies are the truth ;-) #Effigy #TeamKey #nzpol #InternetMANA ✔ AwesomePolitics™

Kim Dotcom@KimDotcom

On Planet Key lies are the truth ;-)

#Effigy #TeamKey #nzpol

#InternetMANA ✔
AwesomePoliticsâ„¢

1:18 PM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Don't burn John Key puppets in Helensville. Don't chant inappropriately. Don't fart purple farts. Show some respect to our departing PM :-)

Kim Dotcom@KimDotcom

Don't burn John Key puppets in Helensville. Don't chant inappropriately. Don't fart purple farts. Show some respect to our departing PM :-)

4:14 PM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And the Party had reportedly considered legal action.

We’re challenging the PM over claims we posted the effigy video - for the simple reason that it’s not true. http://t.co/dLceiFBv2N

Internet Party@InternetPartyNZ

We’re challenging the PM over claims we posted the effigy video - for the simple reason that it’s not true. http://t.co/dLceiFBv2N

12:45 PM - 11 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In the meantime several anti-government groups have been linked to the Flaming John Key.

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New Zealand goes to the polls on September 20 where Mr Key is expected to be returned to government.

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