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Iconic Wall Street bull statue vandalized by Trump protesters

  • The NYPD told CNBC the paint was poured over the bull's head and that a sash stating "Draw The Blue Line."
  • "Draw The Blue Line" is the name of a group protesting President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate agreement.

A member of a group protesting President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate agreement vandalized the iconic Wall Street bull late Wednesday.

The NYPD told CNBC they found blue paint poured over the bull's head and a sash stating "Draw The Blue Line" around the "Fearless Girl" statue across the bull. "Draw the Blue Line" is the name of the group protesting Trump's decision.

The Wall Street Bull sculpture was vandalized with blue corn oil and industrial chalk on Sept. 14th, 2017.
Source: Frances Fallon
The Wall Street Bull sculpture was vandalized with blue corn oil and industrial chalk on Sept. 14th, 2017.

The protestor responsible, named Courtney Frances Fallon, told CNBC in an email she was "trying to cover New York City (and the world) with horizontal blue lines to represent rising sea levels for the UN General Assembly."

"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," Fallon said.

Trump announced on June 1 that the U.S. would withdraw from the agreement but also said: "We will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. And if we can that's great, and if we can't that's fine."

The "Fearless Girl" sculpture was draped with a blue ribbon that read "Draw a Blue Line" on Sept. 14th, 2017.
The "Fearless Girl" sculpture was draped with a blue ribbon that read "Draw a Blue Line" on Sept. 14th, 2017.