Joe Corre made a statement on the Thames this Saturday, the anniversary of The Sex Pistols debut single, “Anarchy In The UK.” Punk London is going to mark the 40th anniversary of Punk Rock with “events, gigs, and exhibitions” supported by the Mayor of London and British Film Institute according to the BBC. Corre, the son of former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, decided to criticize this planned anniversary by celebrating in his own way and burning nearly $6 million worth of memorabilia for the band:
The 48-year-old told the crowd that “punk was never meant to be nostalgic”.
The protest was aimed at official plans to celebrate the movement’s 40th anniversary.
Mr. Corre said his collection of clothes, posters and other music-related items was worth £5m.
Dummies of former Prime Minister David Cameron, ex-Chancellor George Osborne and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson were among those engulfed in flames as part of the protest, on a boat near the Albert Bridge in Chelsea, London.