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Big TV switched off for Thatcher funeral

posted 13 Apr 2013, 09:13 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 13 Apr 2013, 09:22 ]

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher will not be shown on the Capital’s big screen over fears it could become a focal point for public disorder.

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The TV screen in Festival Square, installed to show public events, will be turned off when the former PM is laid to rest on Wednesday. The decision has been taken after police fears the square may become a gathering point for protesters and public disorder. A council spokesman said: “Dedicated coverage of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will not be shown on the big screen in Festival Square.”