Banner reading 'Refugees Welcome' unfurled atop Statue of Liberty

Washington: A banner reading "Refugees Welcome" was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

National park police officers were investigating how the banner got on, the NBC News reported.

The banner, measuring about three feet by 20 feet, was affixed by nylon rope to the wall of the public observation deck at the base of the statue, according to the National Park Service.

It was taken down by rangers later.

A social media account 'Alt Statue of Liberty', who claimed responsibility for the stunt, said: "We have no formal group -- just private citizens who felt like we needed to say something about the America we believe in."

Alt Lady Liberty posted several images of the banner on its Twitter account, with one caption reading: "The message of the Statue of Liberty is unmistakable."

Attaching banners to national monuments is prohibited.

With inputs from agencies.

Updated Date: Feb 22, 2017 13:13 PM

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