Select Page

National Park Service police are investigating. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“National Park Service police are investigating after a giant “Refugees Welcome” banner was illegally attached to the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday.

The 3ft by 20ft banner was placed across the observation deck on statue’s pedestal on Liberty Island, New York.

The banner was removed by park rangers a little more than an hour later.

It happened on the day that the Department of Homeland Security announced expanded immigration enforcement policies.

Attaching items to the national monument, a symbol of American acceptance of immigrants, is strictly prohibited, National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis said…

In an email to local news station NBC 4 New York, an entity calling itself the Alt Statue of Liberty claimed responsibility.

“We have no formal group, just private citizens who felt like we needed to say something about the America we believe in,” the email reportedly stated.

The stunt quickly became a popular topic of debate on social media, with Twitter users suggesting that the Statue of Liberty itself represents a nation that welcomes refugees.”*

Read more here:

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian


The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET.

Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)

Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth.

Get The Young Turks Mobile App Today!

Download the iOS version here:

Download the Android version here: