The Statue of Liberty experienced an “unplanned outage” late Tuesday night, leaving only the flame and crown lit just hours before the nationwide “A Day Without Women” protest. The blackout began around 10 p.m. ET. National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis attributed the blackout to a project for a new emergency backup generator as part of Hurricane Sandy recovery, but many on social media believed the heavily symbolic statue’s timing was suspicious.
Lady Liberty got the memo. On 3/8, we strike! #DayWithoutAWoman #StatueOfLiberty (Anyone know who this amazing artist is? Pls let us know!) pic.twitter.com/AGaHvk3gOj
— Women's March (@womensmarch) March 8, 2017