Statues wrapped for protection from Euro 2012 fans
Authorities in Poznan have wrapped up the city’s fountain
statues to protect them from merrymaking football fans at Euro 2012
who have been climbing up to take photographs.
City authority spokesman Michal Prymas said Thursday that
plastic nets have been wrapped around statues in the four fountains
in the Old Market because fans had been clambering up them to take
Prymas says ”we care for the statues” and also ”for the fans
who risked falling down.”
The oldest, a 17th century statue, shows a scene from Greek
mythology of Proserpina being abducted by Pluto. The other three –
of Mars, Apollo and Neptune – are contemporary.
Poznan was hosting Thursday’s Group C game between Italy and
Croatia at the European Championship.