Petition to keep 'Fearless Girl' statue on Wall Street gains signatures

ByAlexa Friedman WABC logo
Monday, March 20, 2017
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A crowd gathers behind a statue titled "Fearless Girl" Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in New York. The statue was installed by an investment firm in honor of International Women's Day.
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- An online petition to keep the "Fearless Girl" statue on Wall Street permanently has reached more than 19,000 signatures.

The Care2 petition says, "Women's equality is not a temporary issue," and therefore should not be limited to a day, week or month.

The 50-inch tall bronze statue was installed on the eve of International Women's Day, which took place on March 8. The statue of a girl with her hands on her hips stands across from the "Charging Bull" sculpture on Wall Street.

A statue titled "Fearless Girl" faces the Wall Street bull, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in New York.
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The "Fearless Girl" statue is scheduled to be removed April 2.