Historic Photo of the Day: Puerto Rico in the Statue of Liberty

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony


On October 25, 1977, thirty Puerto Rican Nationalists demanded freedom for Puerto Rico, and occupied the Statue of Liberty for eight hours.

They draped a Puerto Rican flag from its crown, and a banner calling for the independence of Puerto Rico across its pedestal.

Boats and helicopters, filled with reporters and photographers, were dispatched to New York harbor.

The Nationalists were finally arrested after eight hours, and charged with trespass on federal property.


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3 Comments on “Historic Photo of the Day: Puerto Rico in the Statue of Liberty

  1. Just needed to point out I’m just delighted I stumbled on the web site!.


  2. I remember this. Was living in New York City at the time.
    Saw it all unfold.
    This was a very brave and powerful statement by the Nationalist.


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