The story behind the Edward Snowden statue
"It’s not just about Snowden. It’s about the ideals that he was trying to work towards and push others to care about.""It’s not just about Snowden. It’s about the ideals that he was trying to work towards and push others to care about." The monument to the POWs, "who were fighting for the same ideals that Snowden is fighting for" gave them a bridge to make their case.
NYC has a long history of welcoming artists and the challenging discourse their works usher in. In keeping with this tradition, we hope New York will embrace and protect this piece, much as when the “Wall Street Bull” was granted a permanent public home after its guerilla placement. Even though it's already on it's way towards being removed, the possibility exists for the city to make the piece available for public viewing in a sanctioned way. Our additional hope is this gift has brought a renewed cultural relevance to the space, inspiring more visitors to ponder the sacrifices made for their freedoms and their responsibility to ensure our liberties last long into the future.