Woman Tries to Climb Statue of Liberty in Apparent Protest of ICE

A woman wearing a “Rise and Resist” shirt spent the 4th of July climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty, officials said.

The unidentified climber was seen scaling the base of the Liberty Island statue about 3 p.m. this afternoon, following a protest on Liberty Island.

Liberty Island was evacuated as a precaution as U.S. Parks workers tried to bring the climber down. Parks workers also cordoned off the base of the statue with chairs to prevent anyone from getting close, witnesses said.

The NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit, Harbor Unit and Aviation Unit were called in to assist Parks Police, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

Investigators first believe that the climber was part of an anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protest sponsored by the group Rise and Resist that held on the island earlier Wednesday.

Members of the group said that the daredevil was not part of their protest.

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Source: NY Daily News