Woman climbs base of Statue of Liberty in NY

WATCH LIVE: Woman climbs base of Statue of Liberty in New York

WATCH LIVE: Woman climbs onto Statue of Liberty

A woman walks around on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Harbor on July 4, 2018.

The woman made the eight metre ascent to the statue from a viewing platform on Wednesday afternoon, after at least six protesters were arrested when a banner calling for the abolition of the USA immigration and customs department was unfurled.

She climbed down about 25 feet (8 meters) to the statue's observation point, with another officer descending ahead of her.

(RNN) - Allegedly protesting against the detainment of child immigrants in Texas, the woman who climbed the bottom of the Statue of Liberty in New York City Wednesday has been taken into custody.

Willis says federal code of regulations prohibits hanging banners from the monument. The protest group, Rise and Resist, earlier said the climb wasn't connected to the banner demonstration.

'Dozens of tourists cheered on the activists, and the protest was broadcast via live stream over social media, ' they said.

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Rise and Resist NYC says the banner was in response to the "sentiments of Saturday's nationwide End Family Separation protests". At other times she was seen lying on her stomach and kicking her feet up behind her. Okoumou was holding a t-shirt that says "Rise and Resist" and 'Trump Care Makes Us Sick.' Visitors were taken off the island via ferry.

Eventually, they slipped on harnesses, joined the woman on the statue base and took her into custody.

The agency is at the centre of the Trump administration's shelved policy of separating some immigrant families at the U.S.

The woman and at least a half-dozen demonstrators who displayed the banner were arrested, while the climb forced thousands of visitors to leave the iconic American symbol on the nation's birthday. Six people were arrested after the stunt.

"Abolish ICE" has become a growing rallying cry among protestors and Democratic lawmakers around the country amid a national debate over President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Trump has said on Twitter that abolishing ICE will "never happen!" This action did not include the climber on the statue. It was removed after an hour of being discovered, AP reports. The other protesters held a banner over the railing at the base of the statue.

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