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Wakrat 'establish own republic' in Parliament Square

Published 27/07/2016

Wakrat have set up their own republic in Parliament Square
Wakrat have set up their own republic in Parliament Square

Rage Against The Machine star Tim Commerford claims to have established his own republic in London's Parliament Square.

The bass player has formed a new punk rock trio, Wakrat, who say that have taken the land in central London as their own sovereign state in a protest aimed at the current political system.

The Republic of Wakrat claims to have exploited a technicality in micro nation law, arguing that the area is actually the property of medieval King Offa.

"This new state welcomes everyone of all ethnicities, backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities dis/abilities and faiths and offers a fresh alternative to the current system - we stand for equality and free movement," the constitution reads.

"The current system is oppressive and elitist, promoting racist ideologies in order to push a self-serving agenda whilst an entire generation is put jeopardy. We condemn this behaviour and Republic Of Wakrat exists to expose it."

Wakrat and their fans toured London in a double decker bus emblazoned with "#generationf****d" on Tuesday, before heading to Parliament Square to plant a red and black flag.

Commerford said: "We have put a s**t load of blood and sweat into this and we want it back.

"Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid. Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored. Understood?"

Wakrat will release their debut album on November 11 to coincide with the US election.

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