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Vandal targets Margret Thatcher’s statue simply hours after unveiling

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A statue of former United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was egged simply hours after it was put in in her hometown of Grantham this weekend. 

“Tear it down!” one man shouted towards the statue Sunday, as others driving previous it loudly booed, in response to Sky Information.

Video filmed in Grantham, Lincolnshire, reveals one unidentified man launching eggs on the 20-foot statue, which is surrounded by a fence. The person egged the statue inside two hours of it being put in Sunday, the Guardian reported.

The statue of Britain’s first feminine prime minister was initially supposed to be put in in Parliament Sq. in Westminster, however was moved to Thatcher’s hometown in response to fears of a “motivated far-left motion… who could also be dedicated to public activism,” SkyNews reported. 

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PA via Reuters A man throws eggs at a statue of Baroness Margaret Thatcher as it is installed in her home town of Grantham, Lincolnshire. Picture date: Sunday May 15

PA by way of Reuters A person throws eggs at a statue of Baroness Margaret Thatcher as it’s put in in her dwelling city of Grantham, Lincolnshire. Image date: Sunday Might 15
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Launching eggs on the statue has lengthy been deliberate, with a Fb group in 2020 proposing an “egg-throwing contest” after the South Kesteven District Council accepted of an unveiling ceremony. The council put in a CCTV digital camera immediately throughout from the memorial following the threats.

A statue of Baroness Margaret Thatcher is lowered into place in her home town of Grantham, England, Sunday May 15, 2022. (Joe Giddens/PA via G3 Box News)

A statue of Baroness Margaret Thatcher is lowered into place in her dwelling city of Grantham, England, Sunday Might 15, 2022. (Joe Giddens/PA by way of G3 Field Information)
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Regardless of the statue garnering protest from some residents, the Conservative chief of South Kesteven council that it’s “applicable that [Thatcher] is commemorated by her dwelling city.” 

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“Margaret Thatcher will at all times be a major a part of Grantham’s heritage,” Councillor Kelham Cooke mentioned, in response to the Guardian. “She and her household have shut ties with Grantham. She was born, raised and went to highschool right here.”

Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher is seen giving her last speech as Prime Minister at the October 1990 Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool, Lancashire before being removed by her own colleagues a few weeks afterwards. Her fighting spirit and stern expression gives her the reputation of Iron Lady with a gaze that make her opponents uncomfortable.  (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images)

Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher is seen giving her final speech as Prime Minister on the October 1990 Conservative Get together Convention in Blackpool, Lancashire earlier than being eliminated by her personal colleagues a couple of weeks afterwards. Her preventing spirit and stern expression offers her the status of Iron Girl with a gaze that make her opponents uncomfortable.  (Photograph by In Footage Ltd./Corbis by way of Getty Photographs)
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“That is about inspiring, educating and informing individuals about somebody who represents a major a part of Grantham’s heritage.”

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Thatcher served as prime minister from 1979 to 1990 and gained the nickname the “Iron Girl” for her anti-communist stance. She died in 2013 on the age of 87.

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