The lights briefly went out at the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday night, and New York City officials did not immediately release an explanation.
Photos of Lady Liberty circulated on Twitter showing the statue in the dark.
Watch: The Statue of Liberty's lights go back on after more than an hour of darkness. https://t.co/5CE1psDMjj pic.twitter.com/qKGgG4IrLf— AP Eastern U.S. (@APEastRegion) March 8, 2017
SEE IT: Lights at Statue of Liberty appear to go out https://t.co/g58N0bohDs pic.twitter.com/j5cephAkuz— PIX11 News (@PIX11News) March 8, 2017
She's back! Lights on at the #statueofliberty live on https://t.co/mme1qDiowo pic.twitter.com/uqZaz45Drj— EarthCamTV (@EarthCamTV) March 8, 2017
Though no official reason was given late Tuesday, many wondered if the lights went out for more than an hour as a showing of solidarity with International Women’s Day on Wednesday. The day also marks “A Day Without A Woman,” a strike planned for the nation and world.
Thank you Lady Liberty for standing with the resistance and going dark for #DayWithoutAWoman : @randybals #StatueOfLiberty pic.twitter.com/D0JG9MmSRj— Women's March (@womensmarch) March 8, 2017
The Women’s March’s official Twitter account tweeted a photo of the scene and expressed its gratitude for standing with women during the strike.
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