Naked Hillary Clinton statue in NYC sparks confrontation between artist and angry women

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A naked Hillary Clinton statue erected in New York City on Tuesday caused a conflict caught on camera between the artist that created it and two women who clearly despised it.

The New York Daily News reported the statue, which features Clinton's exposed breasts, belly and butt, was up for three hours outside a Manhattan subway stop on Tuesday morning before a woman who identified herself as Nancy toppled it to the ground, and yelled at the artist, who identified himself as 27-year-old Anthony Scioli.

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"This is obscene," Nancy, an employee at the nearby National Museum of the American Indian, told the Daily News. "To put something up like this in front of my work place... I shouldn't have to see this."

Nancy is seen repeatedly hitting the statue, and eventually sat on it to prevent it from being set up again.

Another woman who confronted the artist about the statue can be heard in the video saying, "We are females. We shouldn't be treated this way."

NY1 spoke to an unidentified man who said he represents the artists who made the Clinton caricature – some of which he said were actually Clinton supporters.

"The idea is that there should be equality in any way, shape or form. Everybody has different opinions and that we should be able to express them how we want without that kind of backlash," he said. "We're trying to fight for the right to have the government of the people by the people for the people. Instead of, of the banks, by the banks, for the banks."

It isn't clear if either of the women in the video are actually voting for Clinton, but their reaction is giving Donald Trump fans another excuse to call his Democratic opponent's supporters hypocrites, since some welcomed naked Trump statues that appeared in New York and Los Angeles in August.

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The statue of Trump in NYC's Union Square was eventually removed by the city's parks authority last summer.

"NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small," the organization said in a statement at the time.

The Daily News reported that officers with NYPD's counterterrorism unit arrived on the scene around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, and ordered Scioli to dismantle and remove the statue. Scioli reportedly failed to get a permit for the demonstration.

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