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Locked Up

Angry German officials in Bonn are threatening to fine anyone else who adds a love lock to the new Kennedy Bridge after the padlocks started appearing even before it had been properly finished.

Love locks are a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by sweethearts to symbolize their everlasting love.

But when workmen turned up to install lights on the new bridge in Bonn they found the holes filled with love locks, and also on the metal bars they were supposed to paint.

They are now using bolt cutters to remove the rest and are threatening anyone else that tries to put up love locks with a fine if they are caught.

German Herald





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