A banner reading “Refugees welcome” was posted on Tuesday, February 22, the statue of Liberty in new York. It is reported by NBC New York.
A banner with a length of about 6 meters was deployed on the top of the pedestal and hung there for an hour, after which it took the Rangers of the national Park Service responsible for the protection of the object. Police have launched an investigation into the incident, since the placement of such posters at the national monuments in the United States is prohibited by law.
The action was taken by the account administrator Alt Statue of Liberty in social networks. “We are ordinary citizens who think it necessary to say something about America that we believe,” reads the statement placed at the disposal of the channel.
“We want to remind you that America is the beacon of freedom in the world, built by immigrants. Fencing of entire countries or religions contrary to our values”, — stated in the message.
In late January, trump has signed a decree according to which the territory of the USA prohibited the entry of citizens of seven States with a predominantly Muslim population: Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and the Sudan. In addition, for a period of 120 days suspended accepting Syrian refugees.
Trump’s decision has caused mass protests. 3 Feb Federal judge James Robart lifted restrictions on travel to the U.S. citizens of countries affected by the presidential decree. Two days later, the U.S. court of Appeals confirmed this decision.