Tourist Group Stages Protest At Foot of Paris Balloon
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A group of tourists angered by Caesars Entertainment continuing to allow the famed Paris balloon to fall into further disrepair staged a protest outside of the iconic marquee on Friday evening.
The organization - known as the "Vegas Internet Mafia" - held signs written in French which said:
Paint the balloon please.
Vegas Internet Mafia
Chants of "Paint The Balloon" were greeted with cheers by passers by, horn honks by cabbies and limo drivers and an endorsement by two members of the local Salvation Army. One member of the group exclaimed "and fix the neon too!" calling out the section of the balloon which burned out during a recent rain storm.
A representative of Caesars Entertainment told the group members during a meeting on Saturday afternoon that the cost to replace the nylon covering of the balloon is approximately $300,000. No paint is required.
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