When I went to Scotland with two friends in 2000, we also went to see Stirling Castle.
Now the local town council thought it'd be a good idea to commemorate the historic events that happened there by putting up a stone statue of .... Mel Gibson, an Australian Actor, playing William Wallace, shouting FREEDOM!. That of course didn't go well with the local population and the statue was target of multiple attacks with Paint and the like.
Now every night at 5pm the statue gets locked into a cage, for it's own protection. So much for FREEEDOM!