Someone climbed the Statue of Liberty this afternoon, seeing off an evacuation on Liberty Island.
Earlier this afternoon on July 4th, per CNN, protesters gathered on Liberty Island and one woman “walked back and forth under Lady Liberty’s sandal and then sat down and appeared to unfurl a small flag or banner.”
It appears to have been a protest about abolishing ICE.
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) July 4, 2018
Live pictures in the #alertcenter of a woman climbing the Statue of Liberty. @CBSNewYork reports that park officials are negotiating for her to come down. Liberty Island reportedly being evacuated. pic.twitter.com/PgISK0wlEd
— Kristi O’Connor WBTV (@KristiOConnor_) July 4, 2018
The woman spent nearly two hours on the base of the statue, at times sitting under Lady Liberty’s foot. She claimed that she refused to come down until “‘all the children have been released.” She also waved a t-shirt reading “Trump Care Makes Us Sick” and “Rise and Resist.”
Finally, after being nabbed by police, she relented and came down from her dangerous perch.
You can watch live footage from ABC NY above.
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