Activists hang 'Refugees Welcome' sign on Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty had a new message for those fleeing oppression abroad on Tuesday.

Activists hang 'Refugees Welcome' sign on Lady Liberty

World Bulletin / News Desk

US Park Police are looking for suspects in connection to a “Refugees Welcome” banner being tied to the base of the Statue of Liberty. The message went viral after it was uploaded by Alt Statue of Liberty social media accounts.

The banner was placed on Lady Liberty’s pedestal just before 1 p.m. New York time, according to the National Park Service. Rangers took the banner down shortly afterward.

“Refugees Welcome” was trending on Twitter on Tuesday after a red banner bearing the words was hung from the Statue of Liberty’s observation deck, spread across the pedestal.

The sign measured 20 feet by 3 feet, according to WABC.

The national monument. US Park Police have yet to identify suspects.

"There were four people involved in hanging it," a message from the Alt Lady Liberty Twitter account to Curbed New York read. "We have no group, but are just private citizens who feel that the principles that make America great are under attack. We wanted to send a reminder about the America we believe in." 

 

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