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Naked Hillary Clinton Statue Placed in Manhattan's Bowling Green

The fracas comes after several statues of a naked Donald Trump were placed around the country

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    A statue of Hillary Clinton in the buff has popped up in Manhattan, eliciting some strong reactions. Marc Santia reports. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016)

    What to Know

    • The statue of Hillary Clinton with an open blouse, cloven hooves and a Wall Street banker peeking out from behind was placed in NYC

    • The statue was knocked over by a woman who was seen in social media posts tussling with a man who tried to pick it back up

    • In August, several statues of a nude Donald Trump were placed in Union Square and other cities throughout the country.

    A statue of Hillary Clinton in the buff has popped up in Manhattan.

    Photos posted to social media Tuesday morning showed a statue of the Democratic presidential nominee wearing an open blouse in Bowling Green.

    The depiction appears to show Clinton with cloven hooves. A man in a suit -- reportedly a Wall Street banker -- peeks from behind the Clinton as she waves her hands in the air.

    A video later posted to Instagram shows a woman knocking over the statue before sitting on it. The Instagram user who posted the video said that the woman threatened to attack a man who tried to pick the effigy back up. 

    The woman spotted in the video was an employee with the National Museum of the American Indian, according to a spokesman for the Smithsonian Institute, which administers the lower Manhattan museum.  

    "(She) was acting as a private citizen who was personally offended by the statue," the spokesman said. "Museum management is currently evaluating the situation with the employee."

    Zachary Cedarbaum, a spokesman for the group of artists that created the statue said that the statue is officially titled "The Empress Has No Shame" and that the sculptors had varying political views.

    They said the artists were staying anonymous because they feared backlash for the work, which was removed so it could be repaired. 

    The fracas comes after several statues of a naked Donald Trump were placed around the country -- including in Union Square.

    One of those statues was later placed on a roof in Jersey City, welcoming drivers as they headed toward the Lincoln Tunnel. 

    After the Trump statue was placed in Union Square, the city Parks Department said in a statement that "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small."

    Naked Donald Trump Statue Exposed in Union SquareNaked Donald Trump Statue Exposed in Union SquareA statue of a stark naked Donald Trump was put on display in Union Square Park Thursday afternoon. The Parks department said in a statement that "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small." (Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016)

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