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Day before Women’s Day, lights were out at the Statue of Liberty for several hours

The famed The Statue of Liberty was temporarily in the dark Tuesday night after what a spokesperson called an “unplanned outage”.

world Updated: Mar 08, 2017 12:17 IST
The Statue of Liberty was temporarily in the dark on Tuesday.
The Statue of Liberty was temporarily in the dark on Tuesday. (Picture courtesy: Women’s March/Twitter)

For several hours, Lady Liberty didn’t shine so brightly.

The famed The Statue of Liberty was temporarily in the dark Tuesday night after what a spokesperson called an “unplanned outage.”

WCBS-TV reported the statue was dark except for the crown and torch. The lights returned shortly before midnight.

The outage sparked conversation on social media that perhaps it was done deliberately for Wednesday’s “A Day Without Women” protest of inequality.

But National Park Service spokesperson Jerry Willis says the outage probably was related to a project for a new emergency backup generator. He said the official cause will be determined Wednesday when crews return to work on the project, “part of our last remaining Hurricane Sandy recovery projects”.