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Naked Hillary Clinton Statue Sparks Outrage in New York City

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We saw “Naked Trump” in August — and early Tuesday morning a nearly nude Hillary Clinton statue popped up in New York City’s Financial District.

The figure — a grotesque, cloven-hoofed, breast-baring depiction of the Democratic nominee stomping on her emails and being fondled by what appears to be a Wall Street banker — was removed within three hours, after sparking fights on the street outside the subway station where it was placed, the New York Daily News reports.

A woman, identified by the Daily News as “Nancy,” eventually knocked the statue over after a struggle with the artist, 27-year-old Anthony Scioli. Nancy, who said she works at the nearby National Museum of the American Indian, later tearfully told the newspaper, “To put something up like this in front of my work place … I shouldn’t have to see this.”

At one point during the fight, Nancy, who called the statue “obscene,” sat on top of the figure to prevent the artist from lifting it back up. Other passersby reportedly joined in on the argument, taking sides.

Officers with the counterterrorism unit arrived to the scene around 8:30 a.m. and ordered the artist to remove the statue because he didn’t have a permit for it, the Daily News said.

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The naked Hillary Clinton statue comes two months after the anarchist collective Indecline erected a statue of a naked Donald Trump in New York City’s Union Square. The group placed similar statues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland.