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Protesters at Statue of Liberty

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New York cops with ropes and ladders scaled up a portion of the Statue of Liberty Wednesday for a dramatic July 4 capture of a female protester who hoisted herself up the robes of the statue to call attention on U.S. treatment of migrant families.


The Statue of Liberty was closed while police tried to talk the woman down. Spectacular television footage showed the woman traversing the base of the statue and sitting in the folds of the statue's dress and under Lady Liberty's sandal.


Earlier in the day, seven protesters unfurled a banner reading "Abolish I.C.E." at the statue, prompting officials to close the national monument to tourists.


Jerry Willis, a spokesman with the National Park Service, told USA TODAY that the climber was still sitting on the base of the statue and talking to police as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/07/04/woman-climbs-statue-liberty-after-abolish-...

 

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