The night before thousands of women were expected to participate in #DayWithoutAWoman and International Women’s Day events, one of the most iconic women in America took a powerful stance.
Or did she?
Just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, New York’s Statue of Liberty, usually illuminated from below, went dark, save for her torch and crown.
Social media, however, lit up immediately with conspiracy theories. Some thought Lady Liberty was “standing with the resistance and going dark for #DayWithoutAWoman,” according to the Twitter account of the movement’s organizer, Women’s March, which also organized the worldwide event the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.