The statue was installed in 1989 by artist Arturo Di Modica and was also vandalized with blue paint in 2008. A blue sash reading, “Draw the blue line,” was also draped around the nearby “Fearless Girl” statue. The paint and sash were quickly removed. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. In the activists’ conception, the horizontal blue lines represent rising sea levels. The protester is hoping to catch the attention of the United Nations.
The Charging Bull statue on Wall Street
“My hope is that the blue will become so ubiquitous that UN members and delegates will see it and reply by publicly reaffirming their commitment to the Paris Agreement and maybe even pull a Pittsburgh and pledge to go even further in the fight against climate change,” Fallon said in an email to media. A police investigation into the act of vandalizing the Charging Bull is taking place. Mayor Bill de Blasio disagreed with the vandal action and said: “you don’t deface property and you don’t destroy property.” Earlier this week, vandals defaced the statue of Christopher Columbus in Central Park.