World France sends second Statue of Liberty to US
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is sending a second Statue of Liberty to be erected on Ellis Island, across the water from the original on Liberty Island.
The 10-foot “little sister,” one-sixteenth the size of the original “New Colossus,” was taken out of France’s Museum of Arts and Crafts in a ceremony on Monday, a day after the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.
“We want to send a very simple message: Our friendship with the United States is very important, particularly at this moment. We have to conserve and defend our friendship,”Olivier Faron, the museum’s general administrator.
Egerton Ryerson Statue Toppled at Protest Over Mass Grave of 215 Indigenous Children
The Ryerson statue had already been vandalized earlier in the week after the suspected remains of 215 indigenous children were found. The discovery — which prompted a national outrage — has led to greater scrutiny of figures like Ryerson and their role in Canadian history. Social media posts from the protest on Sunday show the statue being pulled down from its pedestal while the crowd cheered around it. The statue had already been daubed in red paint with slogans including "dig them up" and "land back", referencing his links to Canada's treatment of its indigenous population.
Created in 2009, the miniature statue is a replica of the original plaster cast thatFrederic Auguste Bartholdi used to the larger statue.
The statue will stand at Ellis Island from July 1 to July 5 for Independence Day celebrations. It will then travel to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., for Bastille Day on July 14 andthere for 10 more years.
Bartholdi first sought approval for the original statue from U.S. President Ulysses Grant in 1871. It took four years to make a deal in which France would pay for the sculpture, while the U.S. wouldthe pedestal.
When the statue arrived in the U.S. in 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated it.
Lady Liberty, holding a torch in her right hand and a tablet inscribed with the date of America’s founding in her left, became a symbol of American folklore.
French leader Macron is slapped during visit to small town
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped Tuesday in the face by a man during a visit to a small town in southeast France. Macron’s office confirmed a video that is widely circulating online. The French president can be seen greeting the public waiting for him behind traffic barriers in the small town of Tain-l’Hermitage after he visited a high school that is training students to work in hotels and restaurants. The video shows aMacron’s office confirmed a video that is widely circulating online.
The Statue of Liberty was the first sight of America for millions ofto the U.S. when they came by boat into New York Harbor. The placement of the statue by Bartholdi was deliberate, as every boat coming into the harbor saw what became Liberty Island.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door,”Emma Lazarus, describing the statue’s symbolism in her 1883 poem, The New Colossus.
The statue from France joins other replicas of the original Statue of Liberty in cities including Madison, Wisconsin, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
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NY lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark .
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks. “What does 70% mean? It means that we can now return to life as we know it,” Cuomo told an invitation-only crowd at the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Effective immediately, he said, the state is lifting rules that required many types of businesses to follow cleaning protocols or take people's temperatures or screen them for recent COVID-19 symptoms.Movie theaters will no longer have to leave empty seats between patrons.