US police at the National Park are investigating after a giant ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner was illegally attached to the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
‘Refugees welcome’ banner hung on Statue of Liberty in New York (Photo)
Park Service spokesman, Jerry Willis said the 3-by-20-foot banner was hung from the public observation deck at the top of the statue’s pedestal Tuesday afternoon.
A New York Daily report indicates that Activist group, Alt Lady Liberty claimed responsibility for installing the banner to mock Trump administration’s controversial travel ban on 7 Muslim countries.
The banner which appeared a day after the Department of Homeland Security announced expanded immigration enforcement policies, was taken down one hour later.