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FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NY — State Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou will lead a rally on Friday to call for the temporary Fearless Girl statue here to be made permanent.
This post was updated with additional information on Friday at 11:55 a.m.Lead image courtesy of Glenn Luk via Yuh-Line Niou’s office.
Niou plans to release a letter calling for the statue, which was installed last week, to remain indefinitely.
A change.org petition calling for the statue to become a permanent fixture had more than 21,500 signatures as of Thursday evening.
Patch has reached out to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office to see whether the mayor is receptive to calls for the statue to be made permanent.
New York Politicians Call for Permanent Installation of ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue
New York state Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou poses in front of the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street.
An excerpt of a letter from New York state Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou to Mayor Bill de Blasio concerning the “Fearless Girl” statue.
https://t.co/Av4zUbEfRi #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/AshXK2Wczn — Yuh-Line Niou (@yuhline) March 16, 2017Still, not everyone is sold on “Fearless Girl.”
Since early March, “Fearless Girl” has stood in Bowling Green near Broadway, staring down the “Charging Bull” of Wall Street.
Niou said their request to make “Fearless Girl” a permanent installation was under review by the city.