According to The Hill, a group of activists climbed to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and unfurled a 2o by 3 foot banner that read "refugees welcome" upon it.
A banner reading “Refugees Welcome” was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty today https://t.co/mQJX0jcZZ6— Aaron Katersky (@Aaron Katersky)1487715714.0
The banner was soon removed by park rangers after determining that doing so would not damage the monument in any way. Police are now looking for the four activists who hung the banner. At this time, the only clue is a man named "David."
An activist who identified himself only as David told Fusion that he was one of the people behind the banner. He said the idea came about in response to President Trump’s travel ban.
“This was first conceived in response to what’s been called the ‘travel ban’ of the Trump administration, which I think flies in the face of the founding principals of the United States,” he told Fusion.
“I think the Statue of Liberty is our best symbol of the role that immigrants have played and continue to play every day in this country," he added.
The "travel ban" David is referring to is the one Trump attempted to push through via executive order, but was shot down by the circuit court.