Now that’s a coincidence! Lady Liberty herself, the Statue of Liberty, experienced an outage that caused the iconic statue to go dark just in time for the A Day Without A Woman protest.
Sadly, the Statue of Liberty’s lights being turned off was not a part of the A Day Without A Woman protest on Wednesday, March 8. Although the statue went completely dark at around 10pm ET, the official Twitter, which is run by the National Parks of NY Harbor, revealed that it was a temporary power outage that wasn’t intentional at all.
Some lights on the Statue were temporarily off tonight. Likely related to new emergency generator/Hurricane Sandy recovery project work.
— Statue of Liberty NM (@StatueEllisNPS) March 8, 2017
While the outage may not have been on purpose, the timing could not have been more perfect. The statue was dark, but social media lit up with tweets about the coincidence — citing that Lady Liberty was partaking in the A Day Without A Woman protest.
Power failure? The lights that illuminate the Statue of Liberty are off. Liberty, dark. Ironically symbolic of the state of democracy now.
— Bonnie North (@BonnieNorthGP) March 8, 2017
— Starbuck2017 (@starbuck2017) March 8, 2017
The Statue of Liberty, a symbol of America's values & our mission of inclusion, has gone dark. A sign of the times. pic.twitter.com/t4kEuj3Y9g
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 8, 2017
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) March 8, 2017
— Rowan Blanchard (@RowanBlanchard) March 8, 2017
You know…you don't have to be religious or even spiritual, but the fact that the Statue of Liberty is dark tonight speaks volumes.
— Debra Isaacs Schafer (@EdNavigation) March 8, 2017
Thank you Lady Liberty for standing with the resistance and going dark for #DayWithoutAWoman 🗽
— Women's March (@womensmarch) March 8, 2017
A Day Without A Women was scheduled for March 8, which also happens to be International Women’s Day. As part of the protest against the Donald Trump administration and the ongoing attacks on Planned Parenthood and equal rights, women were encouraged to stay home from work. They were also encouraged not to shop or eat out, which limits the amount of money women are spending on a daily basis and affects the economy.
Wearing red was also part of the protest, especially for women who were unable to skip work. However, men and children were also encouraged to wear red in support of the women and their protest stance. Needless to say a powerful message is being sent by women all over the world, and Lady Liberty helped kick the day off just right.
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