Activists aiming to highlight the “hypocrisy” of British politicians on Brexit have raised more than £30,000 in one day to erect billboards featuring their quotes across the country.

The pro-Remain activists, calling themselves Led By Donkeys, said the public donations are due to “an incredible sense of frustration” about the promises some MPs made and “the reality people are observing with their own eyes”.

“It’s like watching a bank heist and seeing the getaway car screech away and nobody chasing them,” the group’s spokesperson told the Press Association

“So that’s what we’re doing, we’re chasing them down with a ladder, a roller and their own words.”

The group, who have not revealed their identities, conducted three “guerilla” billboard campaigns since January 9, featuring the words of former prime minister David Cameron, Vote Leave leader Michael Gove, Prime Minister Theresa May and former Brexit secretaries David Davis and Dominic Raab.

@bydonkeys showing a quote on Brexit from Environment Secretary Michael Gove

Hard Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox also featured.

They have since been “inundated” with suggestions for future billboards as “people are combing through Hansard like it’s the new Harry Potter.”

The spokesperson said: “For us it’s vital that we engage our family, friends and loved ones who voted Leave.

“So posting these things only in Hackney and Cambridge is not going to work.”

The spokesperson added: “The people who are saying that no deal will be fine are the same people who told us we hold all the cards and the EU would crumble before the awesome might of our negotiating position.”

“Well those people are now on the bridge of the ship of state and we’re sailing into choppy waters.”

@bydonkeys showing a quote on Brexit from International Trade Secretary Liam Fox

The group has garnered more than 25,000 Twitter followers in just over a week.

The account will tweet out quotes from politicians and ask their followers to choose which will feature on the new billboards.

A 2011 statement from Jacob Rees-Mogg won the previous vote, when he said: “We could have two referendums. As it happens, it might make more sense to have the second referendum after the renegotiation is completed.”

The initial billboards were quickly removed because they were erected without permission but money from the crowdfunding campaign will be used to buy advertising space for the posters across the country.

David Cameron, Theresa May, Dominic Raab, David Davis, Liam Fox, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Michael Gove, who feature in the billboards erected so far, all declined to comment.

At the time of publication, the £30,000 raised so far has been donated by just under 1,300 supporters, according to the Crowdfunder website, meaning donations average a little over £20 each.

“We just want people to stop and thinking for a moment – can I trust what David Davis and Liam Fox are telling me?” the spokesperson said.