Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Thousands plan to egg Margaret Thatcher’s statue during hometown unveiling

Thousands of Brits are planning to egg Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s statue at its unveiling in her hometown.

More than 2,300 people signed up on social media to attend the “egg-throwing contest” during the statue’s debut in Grantham, according to the Independent.

“Bois and girls and me non binarys, we out here holding contest for egg throwing, lassos throwing, and potentially graffiti art,” the event’s organizer, Kass Arif, wrote on Facebook.

“Where are we doing this you might ask, well the in the wonderful city of Grantham, and we have a special target being made currently, a beautiful statue of the Iron Lady, now it’s a family friendly event so please be respectful and pick up ya litter.”

Thatcher’s $400,000 statue in Grantham has prompted negative response from some residents who say the local city council should’ve spent the money on something else.

The South Kesteven District Council on Tuesday approved spending $133,00 to debut the statue.

“Wasting £100k on a future rubble pile in the middle of a pandemic which is being used as a justification to completely wipe out public spending,” a Twitter user wrote.

Sculptor Douglas Jennings designed the statue of Britain’s first woman prime minister. It’s being placed on a 10-foot pedestal — making the overall structure 20 feet tall — over fears it would be vandalized.

1 comment: