A polite but direct British man in the town of Morley, Yorkshire on Thursday kicked off the viral hashtag #PleaseLeaveMyTown after making that request of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Johnson was visiting the northern town as part of an informal campaign ahead of a potential general election in October.

While the prime minister was crossing a street in Morley, a man approached him to shake his hand, saying only, “Please leave my town.”

Watch:

Video of the exchange quickly went viral on social media, with the original video garnering more than 30,000 retweets in a matter of hours. Some northerners said the voter had spoken on behalf of many in the region.

SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT

Click Here: