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‘Refugees Welcome’ Hung on Statue of Liberty

According to the New York AP, the National Park Service is trying to figure out who hung a giant banner on the Statue of Liberty that read “Refugees Welcome.”

Jerry Willis, the park service spokesman, says the 3-by-20-foot banner was hung from the public observation deck at the top of the statue’s pedestal Tuesday afternoon. More than an hour later, the banner was removed.

Willis says there are regulations put in place to prohibit anything being fixed to the statue.

This stunt happened on February 21, 2017, the day the Department of Homeland Security announced the expansion of immigration enforcement policies.

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photo provided by Vitória Londero

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