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Huge water fight being organised via Facebook after one-man protest threatened to rule out the use of super-soakers at next year's Taxi Outing in Edinburgh

17 Jun 2019

 

The one-man protest by a private hire driver which took place at last week’s children's taxi outing in Edinburgh has prompted social media users to launch a campaign to organise a huge water fight.

 

The water fight, which is being organised on Facebook, is in direct response to the threat of the use of super-soakers and water-bombs being withdrawn from next year’s children's outing.

A video of the private hire driver laying in the road and blocking last week’s parade went viral, prompting many to critcise and ridicule the driver over social media.

 

The event itself sees children with special needs taken for a day out and is an annual event which has taken place since 1947. 

 

According to the Edinburgh Evening News, it is a traditional aspect of the event that the children sitting in the back of the taxis bombard the cheering crowd with water from their water-pistols and water-bombs.

 

This year's incident, which saw the private hire driver lay down in the middle of the road, blocking the precession before arguing with a police officer, was allegedly sparked after the driver claimed that he was deliberately shot at.

 

As a result of the private hire driver's actions, organisers of the children's taxi outing have stated that they will be reviewing whether to allow water-bombs to be thrown at next year's event. 


However, it looks as though the decision to potentially ban the children from using water-bombs has been taken out of the organiser’s hands, as members of the public banded together and created a Facebook group called Kids Taxi Outing 2020 Organised Water Fight which so far has an incredible 10,850 members, in the hope of organising a water fight for the children to enjoy.

 

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