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Michael Jackson statue not wanted in Czech Republic

Michael Jackson is not wanted in the Czech Republic. Or at least a statue of Michael Jackson is being protested

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Michael Jackson may have performed in the Czech Republic (photo from Prague performance) but citizens don't want a statue where the singer once sang.

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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.

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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.

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