THE Daily Post today launches a campaign to keep Antony Gormley's Another Place statues on Merseyside.
A massive groundswell of support for the world-famous army of iron men was mobilised across the region yesterday, within hours of the decision by Sefton councillors to turn them away from Waterloo Beach.
Experts believe the regional economy will miss out on millions of pounds if the statues go.
With just 11 days left until the statues are scheduled to be removed on October 31, supporters are gearing up for a planning battle. The crusade is backed by Mr Gormley, politicians, business, tourism and political leaders.
More than 600,000 people have visited the statues since they arrived in July, 2005.
Charitable trust Another Place Ltd was set up to look at the feasibility of raising £2m to buy them.