The Statue of Liberty left in the dark prompted Twitter to highlight the significance.
Statue of Liberty goes dark and the symbolism isn't lost on anyone.
And in a bizarre moment of irony, the lights on The Statue of Liberty have gone out. That's it, America. Just close the doors, shut it down.— Kathleen Smith (@KikkiPlanet) March 8, 2017
CNN has just reported that the Statue of Liberty has gone dark tonight.— Raymond Braun (@raymondbraun) March 8, 2017
Power failure or social commentary? 🤔
CNN reporting that the lights have gone out at the Statue of Liberty. #ADayWithoutWomen starting early.— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 8, 2017
Assign whatever symbolism you wish, but here's the reality, from Yahoo News:
A statement by the National Park Service obtained by Fusion said the problem was a “temporary, unplanned outage” that was “likely due to work related to an ongoing project to activate a new emergency backup generator that is part of our last remaining Hurricane Sandy recovery projects.”
That's the official explanation, but it's still weird.
Would you be surprised if someone with the National Park Service planned the "unplanned outage"?
I would not.