‘Refugees Welcome’ banner hung on Statue of Liberty pedestal

The National Park Service has taken down a banner hung by activists on the Statue of Liberty.



The 3-by-20-foot banner read "Refugees Welcome," and it was hung by nylon ropes to the wall of the public observation deck at the base of the statue. It happened just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.



Photos of the banner hung on the statue were posted to social media. 



The sign seemed to be a response to President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration into the United States from seven mostly Muslim countries. 



The National Park Service says that rangers took down the sign because placing a banner on a national monument is strictly prohibited.



Officials are working to find out who placed the banner on the statue.


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