On Tuesday morning at around 6:00 AM EST, a naked statue representing Hillary Clinton with a banker at her breast and a pair of hoofed feet appeared in a Bowling Green subway station in the financial district in Manhattan. Onlookers did not appear to be pleased with the display.
The statue lasted less than three hours once morning commuters began pouring into the area and a woman pushed the statue over and berated the “artist.” The woman, who identified herself as “Nancy,” works nearby at the National Museum of the American Indian.
‘This is obscene! […] To put something up like this in front of my work place…I shouldn’t have to see this.’
The woman struggled with the artist, Anthony Scioli, who tried to prop the statue back up after the woman knocked it down. Nancy eventually sat on the statue to prevent the artist from being able to stand it up again. A woman in a hijab helped Nancy, telling Scioli, “Don’t. Leave it alone.”
One local IT worker was upset by the women’s protest of the statue, citing First Amendment rights.
‘This lady shows up and tips it over and starts assaulting anyone who tried to put it back up!’
Regardless of anyone’s constitutional rights, police with the counterterrorism unit were called to the scene to demand the removal of the statue since the artist failed to apply for or obtain a permit for the display of “protest art.” By 9:00 AM, the statue was gone. No one was arrested or cited for any part of the incident.
Similar statues of alleged unregistered sex offender Donald Trump appeared in cities across the United States back in August.
Onlookers were not as upset by those displays considering the issue that the GOP nominee himself made of his own genitals during a primary debate. The businessman-turned-presidential nominee, upset by opponent Marco Rubio (R-FL) ribbing him about the size of his hands, decided to make what had to have been the first reference to penis size ever in any presidential debate.
‘He referred to my hands, if they’re small, something else must be small. I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee it.’
For video of the struggle over the statue, see video below.
Featured image via Getty/Ethan Miller