If the past few years of mass political protest have taught us anything it’s that, if you really want to stick it to the man, you’d better have a good placard. This weekend, as an estimated one million people took to the streets of London to campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit, they were joined by the unlikely ally of a horrible goose.
Over the weekend, protestor Sarah Hiraki shared a collection of anti-Brexit signs starring House House’s avian hero. On one placard, the goose holds up a European flag, while another asks marchers to “honk if you want to remain,” the goose itself resplendent in a halo of golden stars.
HONK HONK HONK HONK! pic.twitter.com/Y8wdvwVALf
— Sarah Hiraki ✨????✨ (@sarahhiraki) October 19, 2019
Another sign apes Untitled Goose Game’s in-game checklists; ‘resist’, and ‘march’ have already been crossed off, leaving just ‘remain in the EU’ to be completed. Not quite as simple as ‘rake in the lake’, I suppose, but there you go.
My personal favourite of the collection reads “it’s a beautiful day in the U.K. and you are a horrible Prime Minister,” and features a goose harassing a version of Boris Johnson who bears a striking resemblance to the distressed little boy in the game’s second area. Sometimes art really does imitate life.