New Yorkers on their morning walks today were surprised to see a monument to controversial National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden installed in a Brooklyn park.
The guerrilla artists fastened the carefully crafted bust of Mr. Snowden in Fort Greene Park on the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, which is dedicated to 11,000 prisoners of war who died as captives aboard British ships during the Revolutionary War. The choice of location was not a coincidence.
“We feel that Snowden’s actions really continue that story,” the artists anonymously told Mashable. “It is built upon a set of ideals to live freely, not be confined or surveilled or monitored by your government. You can’t have freedom of expression to pursue liberty if you feel like you’re doing it under a watchful eye.” READ MORE.