Woman climbing Statue of Liberty on July 4th, police say

05 July, 2018, 01:30 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • A protestor sits at the feet of the Statue of Liberty

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Police in NY were responding Wednesday afternoon to a woman climbing the Statue of Liberty.

Police are negotiating with a protester who has climbed the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, in an apparent protest against the Trump administration's immigration policies.

The climbing protester is not the first to demonstrate there today.

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In February past year, protesters hung a giant "Refugees Welcome" banner across the Liberty statue's observation deck.

The large banner at the New York City statue said "Abolish I.C.E". ICE officers arrest and deport immigrants who are in the United States illegally, among other duties. The group said on their Facebook page, "Rise and Resist was at the Statue of Liberty demanding Trump and the GOP #AbolishICE, reunite families now, halt deportations, and end detention as a deterrent".

National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis told the Associated Press the climber was at the base beneath the statue's foot Wednesday afternoon.

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