The statue was a caricature of the Democratic nominee for president and showed her with hooved feet, and with a banker resting his head on her bare breasts. It was reportedly erected by 27-year-old Anthony Scioli at some point early in the morning.
The statue had only been up for a few hours before a woman, enraged, tore it down and refused to let the artist or anyone else put it back up.
“This is obscene!” shouted Nancy, an employee at the nearby National Museum of the American Indian, later telling the New York Daily News, “To put something up like this in front of my work place… I shouldn’t have to see this.”
In video of the dispute, Nancy can be seen struggling with Scioli as he attempts to put the statue back up, with Nancy sitting on the statue at one point to prevent him from doing so.
Another woman in a hijab stomps on the statue’s face and steps in to help her keep Scioli from putting the statue back up, shouting at him, “Don’t! Leave it alone!”
Eventually, counterterrorism officers were called to the scene, and they told Scioli that he had to take down the statue because he did not have a permit for his demonstration.