Statue of Liberty stands in darkness

New York, March 8 (IANS) The Statue of Liberty here was plunged into darkness for a few hours after an unexpected power cut.

The lights illuminating the statue in New York City shut off late on Tuesday due to an “unplanned outage”, the National Parks Service said.

There were speculations that the move was deliberate, to show solidarity with the ‘Day Without A Woman’ inequality protests on Wednesday, BBC reported.

According to the Parks Service, the power supply was probably down to construction work.

The last rebuilding work after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 is being completed nearby.

The statue was shut for public for a month after damage it sustained during the hurricane.

The lights eventually came back on just before midnight.