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Game - Birmingham's Rampage Cows Stays After Public Campaign

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A giant mechanical bull that drew attention at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in the city of Birmingham, UK, will remain on display after a campaign against demolition, the city council said on Friday. .

A petition to preserve the 10-metre-high structure he received nearly 10,000 signatures and will be displayed in Birmingham's Centenary Square for public viewing until the end of September, after which it will be displayed indoors. is moved to

Birmingham City Council Leader Ian Ward said, "We are delighted with the reaction the bulls received at the opening ceremony as it reflects our history.


The artwork was brought to the stage at the city's Alexander Stadium by 50 women representing female chain makers during the Industrial Revolution who were making chains used in the slave trade.

The city's association with bulls stems from Bull Ring, a post-medieval market area in Birmingham where bulls were once kept before slaughter, and the city's largest shopping centre.

This bull, made mostly of aluminum, took five months and over 50 people to build this bull, which was built in 1988 when the Olympics began.

"Birmingham's diverse history was one of the reasons for its successful bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, as residents and visitors The way you've embraced the Bull shows how important this is," Ward added.

The Olympics close on Monday.

(Reporting by his Dhruv Munjal in New Delhi; Editing by Susan Fenton)