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

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. (Mark Lennihan)

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.

The "Fearless Girl" statue is scheduled to be removed April 2.
Related Topics:
statueequal rightswall streetwomenNew York CityWall Street
(Copyright ©2019 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)