A woman tried to climb the Statue of Liberty in New York City on Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of Liberty Island. Authorities were forced to shut down the monument for hundreds of tourists while they brought in a team to bring her down safely.
Happy 4th, here’s a protestor on the Statue of Liberty! pic.twitter.com/W8zxuikfce
— Dave Weaver (@drdjweaver) July 4, 2018
BREAKING: A person has climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty. Liberty Island has been evacuated while authorities attempt to bring the person down, a National Park Service official says https://t.co/1Lx5Hjasfw pic.twitter.com/7j46Jbq1av
— CNN (@CNN) July 4, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 4, 2018
A person has climbed the Statue of Liberty’s base shortly after the arrests of several people who hung a banner calling for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement. https://t.co/XKx40GmdXX
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 4, 2018
Protesters are climbing the Statue of Liberty in protest of Trump and ICE as we speak. The Resistance is stronger than ever!
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) July 4, 2018
According to several news outlets, the woman may have been part of a larger anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protest that took place earlier in the day, resulting in seven arrests. Those protesters draped a large sign that read “ABOLISH ICE” from Lady Liberty’s base.
— amNewYork (@amNewYork) July 4, 2018
According to law enforcement on the ground, the woman is refusing to come down from her perch until “all the children have been released.”
NBC law enforcement source on the island: Statue of Liberty climber tells police she refuses to come down until “all the children have been released.” pic.twitter.com/L1KOxFjdMG
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) July 4, 2018