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Margaret Thatcher statue egged by protester two hours after it’s unveiled


A statue of Baroness Margaret Thatcher in Grantham was egged this morning (Picture: PA)

A statue of Baroness Margaret Thatcher in Grantham was egged this morning (Picture: PA)

A £300,000 statue of Margaret Thatcher has been egged within two hours of it being lowered into place in her home town.

More than three years after plans were first approved, the 10ft-high granite memorial of the controversial prime minister was unveiled in Grantham, Lincolnshire, today.

Footage from this morning shows a man hurling eggs at the statue in front of shocked onlookers.

Originally intended for Parliament Square in Westminster, it was moved to the area due to fears of a ‘motivated far-left movement… who may be committed to public activism’.

After a large-scale £100,000 unveiling ceremony was approved by South Kesteven District Council back in 2020, a Facebook group proposing an ‘egg-throwing contest’ at the event attracted interest from more than 13,000 people.

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