Thousands petition New York to keep ‘Fearless Girl’

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A sculpture of a courageous young girl installed temporarily in New York to champion gender diversity is so popular that thousands of people have signed a petition demanding it remain permanently.

Called “Fearless Girl” and created by US artist Kristen Visbal, the bronze girl stands defiant, hands on hips and chin jutting out, directly challenging the famous “Charging Bull” statue that is a symbol of Wall Street.

It was installed on March 7 by investment company State Street Global Advisors on the eve of International Women’s Day to create awareness for the need for greater gender diversity on company boards.

The bronze statue was supposed to stay only a week but the day after its installation, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said it would remain until April 2.

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