Some Drunk Glaswegians Fought The Law Over Their Right To Put Traffic Cones On A Statue, And Won
An online campaign stopped this cone-troversial plan from going ahead.
This is The Wellington Statue, located just outside Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art.
WRONG. The statue normally has a traffic cone placed on its head, placed there by drunk people.
When the police take one off, another one gets put in its place. Sometimes two cones in its place.
It is there literally rain or shine. Sometimes during snow too.
But it became such a nuisance that Glasgow City Council planned to raise the height of the statue to put an end this tradition.
But then an online campaign swung into action, attracting more than 60,000 Facebook fans in less than 24 hours.
There was even a Change.org petition set up to keep the cone tradition.
The council will withdraw the application for the statue outside the Gallery of Modern Art after it was the subject of a campaign to halt it.A spokeswoman said: "The wording of the report was appalling and the leader of the council has instructed officers to withdraw the planning application."