PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are protesting plans to place a Michael Jackson statue in Prague.
A group of fans plans to erect a 6-foot column with a bronze bust of the King of Pop in Letna Park, where Jackson held a concert in 1996. They want to unveil it Aug. 29 to mark Jackson’s 52nd birthday.
City authorities have approved the project.
By Tuesday, more than 2,000 people had joined a Facebook protest claiming it makes no sense to put the statue in the park because Jackson had no connection with the Czech Republic.
A Prague art gallery has proposed putting statue by a Czech contemporary artist there instead.