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Will The Wall Street Bull Still Be Set Free?

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Someone leans over to tell Wall Street Bull the news via Natasha Sabanina on Flickr

The New York Post reports that the barricades which have surrounded the Wall Street Bull sculpture were to come down on Monday, but will that change after Occupy Wall Street’s confrontation in Zuccotti over the weekend?

Arturo Di Modica’s “Charging Bull” sculpture has stood near Wall Street in Bowling Green Park for the past 22 years, but it was only after Occupy Wall Street came to town that it had barricades surrounding it and police guarding the area.

According to the Post, the Bowling Green Association is going to celebrate the removal of the barriers at noon in Bowling Green, although it remains to be seen if the NYPD will reverse their decision to remove the barriers given the actions in Zuccotti Park on New Year’s Eve.

What do you think? Will the bull be free on Monday, or should the barriers stay? Leave a comment below!

[Update] – The Bull’s temporary freedom

After initially being partially uncaged this afternoon, the Wall Street Bull is once again barricaded and the public is not allowed near the sculpture. At this point, it’s not clear whether the NYPD’s original intention was to only open the barriers momentarily (possibly for photo ops), or if the barriers are remaining up over concerns about Occupy Wall Street.

The Wall Street Bull is temporarily set free around noon on Monday via Newyorkist

[Update] – A temporary celebration, but the Bull may roam free this weekend

DNAinfo reports that the barricades were temporarily removed today to celebrate the Wall Street Bull’s birthday, but after the belated birthday party, the barricades were put back into place. However, Arthur Piccolo, chairman of the Bowling Green Association, believes that the NYPD will remove the barricades permanently this weekend.

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