Fun and Games

June 22, 2011

Leicester invaded by zombies!

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Written by: Kyle Raffo

Footage on YouTube, entitled Zombies’ Day Out, shows around 150 people made up as the living dead shuffling through the city for the ‘mass shamble’, groaning and pressing themselves on the glass of the civic authority’s offices.

Robert Ainsley, the self-described ‘concerned citizen’ who submitted the aforementioned letter to Leicester council, had stated simply: ‘Having watched several films it is clear that preparation for such an event is poor and one that councils throughout the kingdom must prepare for.

‘Can you please let us know what provisions you have in place in the event of a zombie invasion?’

Representatives for the authority replied to him with an admission that  they have no specific references to the living dead in their emergency plans, though they noted that the inquiry had made them chuckle.

As news of the correspondence spread across Facebook and the social networking sphere in general, James Dixon took it upon himself to organise  Saturday’s ‘invasion’.

It saw ‘a small gathering for friends’ expand as dozens of ‘zombies’ gathered at Leicester’s clock tower and shuffled half a mile from there to the civic offices.

The undead then pressed themselves up against the HQ as passer-by Chris Porter filmed the event before uploading the results to YouTube.

‘There were just a couple of security guards at the building. We didn’t try to get inside -- just pressed ourselves up against the glass like zombies do,’ said James.

‘A few of us are in the pub now -- it’s been a really good day.’




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