Police reach protester on the Statue of Liberty


National Park Service officials revealed that more than 20,000 people visit the historic statue every July 4.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, at one point walked from one side to the other beneath the statue's sandal.

The woman, who appeared to be black and could be seen holding up a T-shirt displaying the words "Rise and Resist" and "Trump Care Makes Us Sick", was able to scale the base of the statue. Yesterday, for immigrant activist Therese Patricia Okoumou, protestingmeant scaling the Statue of Liberty in a courageous demonstration against Trump's awful anti-immigration policies on the very day meant to mark America's independence.

"She broke the law and will be charged federally", Jerry Willis, a spokesman for the U.S. National Parks Service, told the Daily News.

In February a year ago, protesters hung a giant "Refugees Welcome" banner across the Liberty statue's observation deck. Earlier, several of their members were arrested after they unfurled a banner from the base of the statue that read "Abolish ICE". ICE is a division of the Department of Homeland Security whose officers arrest and deport unauthorized immigrants inside the USA, among other duties.

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An organiser of the group, Martin Joseph Quinn, said that the woman's actions were not a part of the protests planned against Trump's immigration policies.

A woman was arrested after staging a protest against President Donald Trump's separation of migrant families by climbing the Statue of Liberty and forcing its evacuation on Independence Day.

Okoumou allegedly "staged a unsafe stunt that alarmed the public and endangered her own life and the lives of the (New York Police Department) officers who responded to the scene", U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. We've got five things to know about her. Officers responded to the scene with a helicopter and eventually scaled the statue to where Okoumou was located. At least seven people were arrested on Liberty Island and the site was closed to visitors.

The climber has been there for about three hours, with police talking to her. The woman then climbed down eight meters to the observation deck, where she was taken into custody.

Rise and Resist said it was working to get legal representation for Okoumou. Trump has said on Twitter that abolishing ICE will "never happen!"